Boinnet rubbishes claims of planned Nairobi terror attack

File of Al Shabaab militants. PHOTO| COURTESY
File picture of Al Shabaab militants. PHOTO| COURTESY

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has dismissed as rumours the claims of a planned terror attack in Nairobi.

Claims were rife on social media that al Shabaab were planning to attack two buildings in the capital city.

A letter circulating online alleged to have been from the Nairobi DCI Regional Coordinator reads:

“Six al Shabaab operatives led Ahmed Harith Mahmoud are planning to attack Times Towers and Treasury buildings within the CBD between Sunday 28th October 2018 and Sunday 4th November 2018”.

On Friday, Boinnet was categorical that the letter was fake and alarmist.

He further rubbished claims as alleged in the letter that Nairobi police were working with one of the main terror suspects and others residing in Umoja and Kariobangi estates.


Boinnet assured Kenyans that they are safe and there is no cause for alarm.

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