Police officers on Wednesday arrested a terror suspect in Nakuru Town. 

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The suspect, 46, was arrested after he was found taking photographs of the Nakuru Law Courts.

Confirming the arrest, DCI David Wangai said that the detectives are interrogating the suspect to establish his motives before an action is taken against him.  

The suspect, whose name has been withheld because of security reasons, is of the Somali origin.

"We are investigating the suspect so as to know why he was taking the photos," he said, as quoted by Standard. 

The suspect is now expected to be handed over to the Anti-terrorism police unit (ATPU) in Eldoret who will interrogate him further to determine whether he was planning to commit a crime at the law courts. 

The incident comes at a time when the government has stepped up its fight against terror. 

The Kenya government has since asked the United Nations to list Al Shabab as a terror group with immediate effect. 

Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Kamau Macharia on Tuesday confirmed that the government will be pushing for the same.

“We will formally be submitting a request, seeking UAE’s support in listing al-Shabaab under UN Resolution 1267. This is important to bring the global efforts in tackling the group,” he said.

The new development aims at curbing cases of terror in the country.