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The Kenyan Flying Squad, a rapid-response antitheft unit, indicated it found the cylindrical container in a small backpack held by Bwambale Nason Ndyambo of Uganda and David Juma Osoma of Congo.
Authorities charged the two men with possession of uranium, alleging that they bought the material in the Democratic Republic of Congo for roughly $51,000 and intended to sell the material in Nairobi for around $1.3 million.
“The substance was found to have [a] high degree of radiation and [is] therefore very dangerous. No person is allowed two meters around it for more than an hour,” Flying Squad chief Musa Yego said.
The majority of of the radiation produced by the material appears to be absorbed by the container, added Arthur Koteng, deputy head of the Kenyan National Radiation Protection Board.
The container, which bears markings indicating it was filled in 1993, is now in storage in a secured concrete chamber at the board facility, Koteng said. “At the moment, nobody is allowed to touch it except experts with protective clothing,” he said.
Some experts have expressed concern that such material could be dispersed in a radiological "dirty bomb". - # # # - More
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