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Woman believed to be Violet Kemunto, wife of Dusit D2 attacker Arrested

Police acting on a tip-off nabbed the suspect in the company of a man

Violet Kemunto, believed to be wife to Salim Gichunge who was involved in the Dusit D2 terror attack arrested

Police in Kisii County have arrested a woman they believe to be Violet Kemunto, the wife of Ali Salim Gichunge who was involved in the Dusit D2 terror attack in January.

The suspect believed to be the Al Shabaab bride was arrested by officers from Nyangusu Police Station, who were tipped-off by members of the public.

The suspect was in the company of a Tanzanian man who did not have proper immigration documents.

Kisii County Commander Martin Kibet conveyed that they were not certain of the woman's identity given that her documentation did not match that of the fugitive they have been pursuing.


According to the documents held by the lady, she came to Kenya from Saudi Arabia in March.

"For now we are not sure whether the female suspect in custody is the alleged Kemunto. We will leave that to the relevant police officers probing the case," he stated.

Confirming identity of woman suspected to be Violet Kemunto

DCI lead investigator in the county, James Kipsoi, outlined that they were in the process of confirming the identity of the woman from people who may have known her before.


 "She really doesn’t look like the Kemunto the police are looking for. Our officers will go to the ground and talk to the area chief and find out where she schooled before we take any further action.

"The search for Kemunto is a matter of national concern and we will not take any chance in digging out the truth," Kipsoi assured


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