A terror suspect has been arrested after attempting to sneak into Nyali military barracks in Mombasa County.
The military police said the suspect identified as Ali Hassan Mzee attempted to gain access into the highly guarded military facility while posing as a newly recruited officer.
Hassan, who is believed to have travelled from Ramisi Vihiga County, caught the attention of military guards on duty after they noticed a suspicious person at the beach.
On being questioned, the terror suspect claimed to be a new soldier posted at the facility.
“Upon further probing, he claimed to be an Air Force officer. He was challenged to produce his identification documents, which he did not have but he identified himself using a civilian identity card,” the police report seen by K24 Digital read in part.
He was later blindfolded and taken into custody before he was handed over to military police.
Two notebooks, four letters, two flash disks, one memory card, an electronic organizer, a pair of eye goggles, an electrical tester and an unknown substance suspected to be bhang were recovered from the suspect.
“The notebooks contained information pertaining to Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) units and bomb-making components and procedures on the August 2022 general elections,” the police added.
Following the incident, security has been beefed up at the facility.