World Cup: IG Boinnet orders heightened security after football fan killed


World Cup: IG Boinnet orders heightened security after football fan killed
Mexican fans gather to celebrate Mexico's victory against Germany during the 2018 World Cup, in Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico on June 17, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ulises Ruiz

In Summary

  • Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has ordered for security to be heightened in public areas where majority of football fans are taking in the action from Russia.
  • This comes after a Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) officer was shot and killed by thugs while watching a World Cup match in Kisumu West Sub County.
  • Boinnet ordered that all patrons undergo a thorough security check before being admitted into any premise.

As the World Cup heats up, security agencies have been placed on high alert across the country to stop any criminal and terrorist activities.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has ordered for security to be heightened in public areas where majority of football fans are taking in the action from Russia.

“The Inspector General has instructed all County Commanders to heighten surveillance around video parlours screening World Cup football matches with a view to ensuring that club owners and their patrons have requisite security measures in place,” reads a statement from the IG.

This comes after a Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) officer was shot and killed by thugs while watching a World Cup match in Kisumu West Sub County.

Prof. Peter Adada Kasumba, who was a principal scientist, was among football fans who were watching a World Cup match at Rainbow Bar and Restaurant in Tieng’re when four thugs armed with AK47 rifles stormed the entertainment joint.

Boinnet ordered that all patrons undergo a thorough security check before being admitted into any premise.

“All prospective patrons shall be frisked before being granted admission. The measures are aimed at ensuring that football fans are protected from all types of security risks that include terrorism and other hazards. All club owners and their patrons are requested to co-operate with the Police as it is in the interest of their customers.

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