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Another reason why its dangerous to live in Kenya

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by Ab-Titchaz, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Bomb materials on sale at only Sh1,000

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    The plastic cover on the safety fuse encloses gunpowder. A foot of fuse takes between 36 and 46 seconds, allowing the person setting off the explosion time to get to safety. Detonator: Experts said this contains four types of explosives. It’s the one that sets off the fertiliser. Holding it in your warm hand for long could set it off, causing you to lose your hand.



    By LUCAS BARASA and FRED MUKINDA,
    Posted Thursday, July 15 2010 at 21:23


    Commercial explosives, which can be used by terrorists to make bombs, are freely available in Nairobi.

    For Sh1,000, the Daily Nation bought enough material to make a bomb powerful enough to blow up a large room. The sale of such substances is supposed to be tightly controlled in law.

    The material included what a leading bomb disposal expert described as “a non-electric detonator”, a length of safety fuse and half a kilo of top-grade fertiliser, normally used in flower farms.

    Mining industry

    Bomb expert Charles Juma said commercial detonators are available for Sh5 in Tanzania, which has a large mining industry. The detonators are readily sold on the black market in Kenya and Uganda as well. In the controlled shops in Nairobi, they cost Sh150.

    Commercial explosives are used in mines and quarries and a black market for them has sprung up in Dandora, Kitengela and Ongata Rongai. Mr Juma, who has guarded all Kenyan presidents, said the Uhuru Park explosions may have been caused by home-made bomb made from ingredients available in the black market.

    The expert, who has investigated nearly all the blasts in Kenya over the last 35 years, including the embassy and Kikambala bombings, said the detonator and fuse in the suicide vest displayed by Uganda police, were similar to those bought in the black market by the Daily Nation.

    A series of powerful explosions went off in Kampala last Sunday as patrons were watching the World Cup Final, killing 76 people and injuring an equal number. An unexploded suicide vest was also found, meaning that the bombers wanted to inflict even more damage. The Somali extremist group, Al Shabaab, has claimed responsibility.

    “A fertiliser bomb was used during the Eureka Hotel blast in Nairobi some years back and at Kwavonza in Matuu,” Mr Juma said. Mr Juma demonstrated how, using ammonium nitrate, a fertiliser available in the market in unlimited quantities, a person with some training can make powerful bomb using the detonators and fuses illegally being sold in the country.

    Killed a man

    He said the fertiliser being sold to homeowners for digging wells and septic tanks in rocky terrain has been nicknamed “mchele” because it looks just like rice. He estimated that the explosives the Daily Nation bought were powerful enough to blow up the room.

    Last Saturday, police stopped and killed a man carrying 300 detonators in a basket in Ongata Rongai. He has now been identified as 50-year-old Mr Abdullahi Yusuf Aden. His national identity card showed he was born in Wajir district in 1960. But the ID was issued in Ongata Rongai in 2006.

    Residents knew him as a butcher, who also supplied meat for sale to other traders in the Town. After he was killed, police ransacked it in search of “explosives” and after finding nothing, arrested his wife. She has since been released. “Besides being a butcher, he was involved in other criminal operations we’re trying to establish,” said Ngong police commander Simeon Kiragu.

    “We found out she did not know anything about her husband and other activities he was involved in,” said Mr Kiragu. Mr Aden was buried on Monday. He was shot near a church compound at Ongata Rongai, at around 11 am. Detectives are still looking for a woman they claim was supposed to receive the basket of detonators from Mr Aden.

    A business card belonging to a Wajir businessman, plus documents with logos matching those on the card were found in the same basket. When the Daily Nation called the businessman on Thursday, he said police were yet to contact him. He said he did not know Mr Aden.

    “I’ve nothing to hide. I’m a Kenyan and I own a construction company which is genuine and registered. If the CID want to talk to me, I’m okay,” he said.

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    Msiba wa kujitakia hauna kilio.Nuff sed!...:shock:
     
  2. Smatta

    Smatta JF-Expert Member

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    ???? Unamaanisha hatuwezi nunua hizo nitrate ferterlizer na detonators Bongo, be real... T.I.A
     
  3. RealDeal

    RealDeal JF-Expert Member

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    c'mon now, hiyo "mchele" si ni baruti ya kawaida tu, nothing dangerous bout it.
     
  4. Salha

    Salha Senior Member

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    Duh! we kweli Mkenya ndo mana unaona sio hatari
     
  5. RealDeal

    RealDeal JF-Expert Member

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    the thing is hata in tz mines, u'll find the explosives there, they only become dangerous when used for malicious purposes.
     
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    Geza Ulole JF-Expert Member

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    it is illegal to own explosive powder if u r not an authorized person to an authorized purpose! though still normal people manage to have them
     
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    nomasana JF-Expert Member

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    AB, you are easy to get excited, arent you???

    you can easily buy bomb making materials almost anywhere in the world so this is NOTHING and you know that ab-titchaz.

    so what if these material are there in kenya??? do you even know how long have they(bomb making materials) been available in kenya??? do you kenya is a transit point for selling bob accesories??? and why after decades is it all over a sudden is it a big deal???

    just because some reporter just found that you can easily buy bomb making materials in kenya, that doesnt amount to me or anyone else panicing.

    i told before in another thread, if you do not know mush about a subject, it might be of help you and others if you did your own research first instead of getting jumpy jumpy over some newspaper article but i guess you are the mod so u can do whatever you wanton this forum
     
  8. Wacha

    Wacha JF-Expert Member

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    Kimada

    Kama ulinunua sema wapi na kwa bei gani. Then kama ni hivyo kwa nini usiwekwe kimada Kenya ambako matajiri ni wengi? Unakimbia kwenu?


    Kama nothing dangerous kwa nini hadi leo bado unakuwa mkimbizi? Unaogopa nini kurudi kwenu?

    Wacha uongo wewe.
     
  9. RealDeal

    RealDeal JF-Expert Member

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    c'mon man, you never talk sense even a single day. what's up?
     
  10. Semilong

    Semilong JF-Expert Member

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    Mhh kila kitu kibaya kinatoka TZ na vitu vizuri vyote ni kenya.
     
  11. Wacha1

    Wacha1 JF-Expert Member

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    Khe khe khe kheeeeeeeeeee nimegonga kwenye nerves eh? Ukweli unauma ati. Rudi kwenu. That's whats up boy! Kimada anakusubiri umchukue.

    Si unaona hata zile forums zenu huwezi kuingia unajificha huku na kujibanza kama kunguni.
     
  12. RealDeal

    RealDeal JF-Expert Member

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    i dont know which nerve you are talking about. i just made an observation, furthermore you are entitled to your lunacy.
     
  13. Lole Gwakisa

    Lole Gwakisa JF-Expert Member

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    I can feel a strong undercurrent, before I am blown up I out of here!!!
     
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