Aban­doned bag ‘thrown out of a bus’ causes bomb scare at Lari trad­ing cen­tre

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Lari res­i­dents called the po­lice about a sus­pected bomb af­ter a black bag was left unat­tended at a trad­ing cen­tre.

Its pres­ence caused ten­sion, forc­ing boda boda op­er­a­tors and pedes­tri­ans to give the street a wide berth.

“We sus­pected it was a bomb,” Peter Kimani said.

But it later emerged the bag was thrown out of a bus by a man who dis­agreed with his wife at dawn on Fri­day. The bus was headed to Western. The man al­legedly told his wife to go back to Nairobi and then threw out her bag.

DCI of­fi­cers led by their boss Mugo Mithamo dis­cov­ered the bag con­tained women’s and chil­dren’s clothes, di­a­pers and other per­sonal ef­fects.

A woman with two chil­dren later claimed the bag. Mithamo said she did not men­tion the al­leged dis­agree­ment with her hus­band.

/ GE­ORGE MUGO

DCI of­fi­cers col­lect the bag aban­doned at Nyam­bare trad­ing cen­tre in Lari on Fri­day

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