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Politicians, area residents of Mpeketoni and Kenya as a whole have mounted unimaginable pressure on interior secretary, Ole Lenku. This seems to have bore fruits as two suspects connected with attacks that saw scores die, were yesterday arrested.

One suspect, Ahmed Abdallah, is alleged to be the owner of a vehicle said to have been used by the gunmen to carry out the attacks.

Mr Abdallah is also said to be linked to Plot 270 land in Mpeketoni where some of the squatters living on, were killed. On Wednesday morning he recorded a statement with police.

The second suspect, Salim Dyana, claimed to have been hired as a driver in one of the vehicles used in the attacks for Sh20,000, police said.

The arrests came as Inspector General David Kimaiyo appointed a new District Administration Police commander Mr John Njenga Miiri, who has already taken charge of the situation.

Mr Miiri’s appointment follows the suspension of top security officials in the area, who are blamed for being negligent regarding the attacks.

mpetThe above pictured man is Ahmed Abdallah, the owner of a vehicle said to have been used by the gunmen to perpetuate the attacks.