How a single phone call helped trace the Dusit attackers

With  just aweek after the Dusit D2 attack  reports have emerged on how a single phone call helped the detectivces trace the whereabout of the terrorist who planned the attack.

A Kiambu resident called the police telling them how he had been seen the car that was used during the raid which left 21 people dead and several others injured at Dusit D2 complex.

According to police, a man who identified the registration number of a car used by the terrorists,  revealed he had seen the car leave Guango estate in Kiambu County on several occasions.

At about 8pm on Tuesday, Administration Police officers on the ground were alerted and dispatched to the estate.

They arrested at least three people found in the house, including a man.

Investigators also obtained Ali Salim Gichunge aka Farouk’s ID number which led them to three mobile phone numbers.

According to a private source while speaking to one of the daily locals newspapers said, “That single call by a man who said he knew the car helped to crack the issue. We got much information that is now helping to unveil the entire network and we commend the public for this.”

Detectives indicated the Toyota Ractis registration number KCN 340E was fraudulently registered.

The vehicle was abandoned a few metres from the entrance of Dusit D2 complex after police at the building confronted the terrorists and deflated its tyres.

In the car, the officers found a laptop and two mobile phones, one of which had a SIM card.

The card led to the first person of interest named in court papers only identified as Erik.

It was disclosed that Erik’s national identity card had registered 11 other SIM cards, details that led officers to arrest two taxi operators, an M-Pesa agent and a Canadian.

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