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A terror suspect has been arrested while asking for information within Lang'ata shopping center.

Ali Abdullahi Hussein who is a Somali national was arrested at around 2 am on Saturday.

Before his arrest, Hussein approached a police officer on patrol and cunningly sought information from him that the officer found suspicious.

The suspect sought to know on which day of the week a popular joint along Lang'ata road, hosts the largest number of patrons.

“The officer was puzzled by the questions from the suspect, who posed as an ordinary civilian seeking general information,” DCI director George Kinoti said.

Kinoti said when the officer hesitated to respond, the suspect offered a reward of Sh180,000 in exchange for the information that was not forthcoming.

“Convinced that the man was up to no good, the officer on patrol raised his colleagues who responded immediately and arrested the suspect,” he said.

Kinoti said Sh156, 421 (1,396 U.S dollars) were recovered from the suspect.

He was later handed to anti-terror detectives, to establish his motives. He was found with a passport to suggest he is a U.S. citizen.

Lang'ata police boss Benjamin Mwanzi said they will seek to know his motives.

The country is on alert over different threats including terrorism.

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