Kenya blasts toll rises to 10

Police say they have apprehended one suspect after the twin blasts left up to 70 others wounded.

A man falls on the ground after viewing the scene of an explosion on the outskirts of Nairobi’s business district on 16 May 2014. Picture: AFP.

PRETORIA/NAIROBI - Kenyan police say they are questioning a lone suspect following today's twin blasts in the country's capital Nairobi.

At least 10 people are now confirmed dead in the suspected grenade explosions, with as many as 70 others wounded.

The blasts occurred in the Gikomba market area in the centre of the capital.

Hospitals have made a desperate appeal for blood donors and have set up a donation tent outside one of the hospitals.

It's not yet clear who was behind the blasts which came days after fresh warnings of terrorist attacks in the country.

Kenya has been plagued by terror attacks of late, most notably by the Somali movement al-Shabaab.

Nairobi dominated international headlines with the terrorist siege of a shopping mall last September that left 67 people dead.

President Uhuru Kenyatta's vowed to fight "evil terrorism" following the attack

Rescue operations are still underway.

Additional reporting by Reuters