A person arrested sharpening 30 pieces of machete arrested and later released causing lots of tension and suspicion  
Occurred in Oda, Kenya on May 21, 2016, at 12:00 PM
Reported by anonymous via SMS on July 11, 2016, at 10:35 PM in Dide Waride, Kenya
Also heard by 3 other(s)

This rumour is confirmed true and is of high priority – here's why:
According to the local authority investigations are still ongoing and the individual is under arrested.
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Location Reported by Via Date
Dide Waride, Kenya anonymous SMS 11-Jul-2016 @ 10:35 PM
Ngao, Kenya anonymous SMS 5-Jun-2016 @ 9:55 AM
Oda, Kenya anonymous SMS 1-Jun-2016 @ 6:55 PM
Oda, Kenya anonymous Walk-in / in person 30-May-2016 @ 11:30 AM
john2014
July 12, 2016 | 2:15 PM | john2014
MODERATOR From Dide Waride " A man was arrested with 300 pieces of sharpened machete heading to Ozi"

john2014
June 17, 2016 | 10:48 AM | john2014
MODERATOR The person was arrested by locals because he could not explain well the reason why he was in possession of the machetes and the reason as to why he was sharpening them. If he was a business person or a large scale farmer then there could be no reason for suspecting him

john2014
June 17, 2016 | 10:45 AM | john2014
MODERATOR Contact me through my email address john@thesentinelproject.org

Agile01
June 10, 2016 | 12:28 AM | Agile01
John, I work in these areas. Would you be willing to share an email address with me offline so that I can connect with you directly? believe we have lots to share with each other. thanks

CTuckwood
June 2, 2016 | 8:31 AM | CTuckwood
MODERATOR What was the alleged reason for his arrest? Owning a panga or even many of them (especially if it's part of your business) is not illegal since it's a tool. Was there something else that made people suspicious of him?

john2014
June 1, 2016 | 11:40 PM | john2014
MODERATOR "A businessman arrested with over 100 Pangas in Oda raising questions of the intention"