Police in Mombasa have arrested a British citizen of Somali origin at Moi International Airport after being found in possession of 42 bullets.
27 year-old Surone Abdiwahid Faiza was nabbed at the airport screening point at 4.10am on Thursday.
Surone had wrapped the bullets in two magazines— one had 10 bullets of 9mm calibre, while the other had 32 bullets of the same calibre.
Police said that these kind of ammunition are commonly used in small arms like pistols.
Surone had been scheduled to travel to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairibi and later board a Kenya Airways flight 625 to London in the United Kingdom.
Moi International Airport police boss Beatrice Kigalu said the ammunition had been concealed in a suitcase. The suspect was interrogated by anti-terror police.
"We are following to see if she had any accomplices,” said Ms Kigalu. “We are vigilant and we have to ensure that nothing passes through our facility.”