Alshabaab Suicide Bomber Kills Himself And Two Others, Leaves Daughter In Critical Condition

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Police have confirmed that the suicide bomber who killed himself and two others at Kamloma village in Nyakach, Kisumu County, on Tuesday night was a terror suspect.


John Odhiambo Ondiek also known as  Pope, killed Petro Onyango, 54, and Mary Atieno, 40 after he detonated the bomb, while his daughter Nancy Aoko was rushed to the Katito Hospital after suffering life-threatening injuries during the blast.

 “He went to the nearby homestead where he found Petro Onyango aged 54 years old sited seated outside his house together with his wife Mary Atieno aged 40 years old and their daughter Nancy Aoko aged 14 years old”, reads the report.

According to the area assistant Chief, the terror suspect was asking questions that Onyango did not understand, but while in the middle of discussions, the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that he had exploded.

Emergency teams rushed Onyango to Nyakach Sub-County Hospital at Pap Onditi but he was pronounced dead on arrival.

A special police unit, in conjunction with the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) in Kisumu County and those from the bomb disposal unit, visited the scene to start investigations.

Residents in the area identified the body of the suspect, while some accused him of also trying to kill his wife on December 17, 2020.

According to the police report, the deceased suspect may have trained with Al Shabaab terrorist group, which explained his access to the IED on December 17, 2020, and why he detonated the IED at Katito market intending to end the life of his wife after he suspected her of cheating.

His wife escaped unscathed from the deadly blast but has been missing to date. Onyango also disappeared and only resurfaced shortly before detonating the bomb that killed him, two others, and injured his daughter.

“It is after the incident that the suspect disappeared to an unknown location only to resurface on Tuesday and caused the two deaths”

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