NAIROBI – Kenya’s police announced early Monday they had arrested three other suspects in relation to the terror attack at an upscale hotel and office complex in the capital Nairobi that left 21 people dead.
This has brought the total number of suspects detained to eight, according to the statement posted to Twitter.
“However, there are still accomplices who are on the run and we are appealing to members of the public to offer any information that may lead to their arrest,” police said.
The police confiscated firearms from the suspects, who were identified as Ibrahim Buyo, Aden Hassan and Mohamed Abdalla, all aged between 19 and 41.
On Friday, five suspects appeared in a court in Nairobi, and are set to remain in detention pending completion of the investigation.
Al-Shabaab militant group, which pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda in 2012, claimed responsibility for the Jan. 15 attack.
In 2013, Kenya experienced one of its worst terror attacks when al-Shabaab militants stormed Westgate Mall and killed at least 67 people.