Msombo further said they used to attended Church together with the late Mulanda, his father and the family and that on Sunday, a day prior to the incident, he had informed them that he would be traveling.
It was in the following morning they received reports that Mulanda was caught in an accident and died. They searched for his body which was later found and identified by his father at the Kenyatta Hospital Mortuary.
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A Bible college now claims the man the police blame for the Monday night bus blast was their student.
A letter from the Mahanaim Bible College in Kasarani, Nairobi, said Albert Alonda Mulanda was Congolese, not Tanzanian, as police indicated.
Police had initially indicated he had sneaked into the country, and was heading to Uganda to carry out his operation. But Mahanaim chairman, Cho Sung Hwa, yesterday said he has been his student for the last three years. Training and guiding
"We have been with him training and guiding him, and we understand he was on his way back to the Democratic Republic of Congo for Christmas and was supposed to be back for studies in mid-January," he said.
The college emailed photos of Mulanda in his academic gown to prove their point, and urged the police to help family members recover the body.
Police had initially linked Mulanda to terrorist group Al-Shabaab, with Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere saying the victim had panicked and dropped the grenade during the security check, killing himself.