Tanzania arrests man over Nairobi blast
June 14 , 2012
A man suspected of involvement in a blast at a shopping center in the Kenyan capital Nairobi last month has been arrested in neighboring Tanzania.
Officials say Emrah Erdogan, 24, is a German national of Turkish origin.
He is believed to have crossed into Kenya in May from Somalia, where he had been fighting with the Islamist al-Shabab militia.
More than 30 people were injured in the blast.
The militant al-Shabab group has repeatedly threatened to plot revenge attacks after Kenya sent troops into Somalia last year as part of the African Union’s effort to back the country’s interim government.