Police in Kenya have disclosed that they have arrested a suspect in connection with the bomb attacks in Kampala that killed 76 people.
James ole Seriani, Kenya's Northeastern Provincial Commissioner, tells the Associated Press that the man was arrested at a police checkpoint Wednesday this week near the Kenya-Somalia border. He says the man was found with a satellite phone and digital camera.
Serani refuses to divulge the name of the suspect. He says the man, who was posing as a soldier of the Uganda People's Defense Forces, is a supporter of Somalia's Al-Shabaab group.
The suspect is being interrogated by the Kenyan police to determine his nationality.
Kenya beefed up its security along its porous border with Somalia after Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for Sunday's twin blasts in Uganda.
The Kenyan authorities have also this week arrested more than 100 foreigners in an operation aimed at clearing Nairobi city of illegal immigrants. Nairobi's police chief Anthony Kibuchi refuses to confirm or deny whether the operation is linked to the attacks on Kampala. He only discloses that the round up, which started late on Thursday, will continue indefinitely.
Several Ethiopians, Somalis, Nigerians and Cameroonians living in Nairobi have already been arrested.
In Uganda a similar operation took place at Nakivale and Kyaka II refugee settlements in western Uganda. 1,700 Rwandan asylum seekers were rounded up on Wednesday and forcefully repatriated.