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Tourism Kenyan police detain nine people in connection with deadly hotel attack
Patty Aguilar | 20 January, 2019, 23:29

Kenyan detectives have arrested nine suspects in connection with a Somali militant attack on a Nairobi hotel and office complex that killed 21 people, police said on Friday, indicating the search for possible accomplices in the raid is gathering pace.

Osman Ibrahim is escorted from the Mililani Law Courts where he appeared as a suspect in connection with the attack at the DusitD2 complex, in Nairobi, Kenya January 18, 2019.

Prosecutors say they are pursuing more suspects in and outside Kenya.

Gladys Kaari Justus is being investigated over the transfer of money while Guleid Abdihakim - who holds Canadian citizenship - is being probed over suspicious communication.

Global Affairs Canada issued a statement on Abdihakim's arrest claiming they are "aware of reports that a Canadian citizen has been arrested in Kenya".

These are the challenges Tuesday's attack at dusitD2 hotel complex has presented Kenya's security apparatus.

"The investigations into this matter are complex and transnational and would therefore require sufficient time and resources to uncover the entire criminal syndicate", said Noordin Haji, director of public prosecutions.

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The pair's father is an officer in the Kenyan military, she told Reuters.

Al Shabaab has launched several large-scale attacks on Kenya in recent years, including a 2013 assault on a shopping mall in the same neighborhood as Tuesday's attack.

Two suspects yet to appear in court, Ali Salim Gichunge and Violet Kemunto Omwoyo possessed SIM cards that were in "constant communication" with numbers in Somalia, court documents revealed.

The police officer did not say when the other seven were arrested. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

Kenya plans to allow many more private security guards around the country to carry firearms following a deadly attack by Islamic extremists in Nairobi. Security camera footage released later showed a suicide bomber blowing himself up in a grassy area. However, authorities now believe he may be among those detained, the official said.

In the television interview, Ogelo said God saved him and gave him a "second chance".

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