Police warn of planned terror attacks during Ramadhan

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Police have warned that the Al Shabaab terror group is planning attacks during the Ramadhan period.

In a statement, Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet urged PSV operators, hotel keepers and security guards at public buildings in Nairobi, Mombasa and Malindi to be vigilant.

“The police, together with other security agencies in the country are continuously monitoring Al-Shabaab activities across the border in Somalia and their attempts to infiltrate our country Kenya, with the intentions to commit atrocities,” read the statement in  part.

The police boss has also warned that members of the Al Shabaab terror group could have sneaked into the country through the Kenya Somali border masquerading as pastoralists and he has urged residents in Lamu, Mandera, Wajira and Garissa counties to report suspicious people to police.

“The terrorists may masquerade as herders looking for pasture or refugees in their effort to infiltrate into the country. As such, we call upon all citizens, more so communities who reside within these border regions – particularly in Boni forest and its environs, Kiunga, Mndera, Wajir, Ijara and Garissa to be on the lookout for such individuals and to promptly inform the security agencies,” further read the statement.

Boinnet has further stated that four people who were arrested for the killing of three community elders in Ukunda, Kwale County are members of the Al Shabaab terror group.

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Maureen Murimi
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