A 24-year-old woman was Thursday arrested in possession of three hand grenades and four teargas canisters in her pouch at Sololo Makutano road block in Marsabit County.
The woman was travelling in a Nanyuki Sacco vehicle that was heading to Marsabit town from Moyale on the Kenya-Ethiopia border.
The woman was arrested by multi-agency security team which was acting on intelligence.
A police signal seen by the Nai Haps identified the woman as Galmo Mohamed Galgalo.
The signal also indicated the woman’s final destination is yet to be established.
Also arrested was the driver of the vehicle the woman was travelling in. The driver has since been identified as Qalicha Godana.
“She was arrested at around 10:25am and we have handed her over to the Anti-Terror Police Unit for further investigations,” Sololo Deputy Commissioner Dennis Kyeti.
Mr Kyeti explained that a preliminary investigation based on a number of videos found in the woman’s phone gallery hinted that she could be an active militant.