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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Kenyans warned of possible terror attacks during the festive season

Boinett addresses Police during the Annual Excellence Awards  Photo Lewis Nyaundi
Boinett addresses Police during the Annual Excellence Awards Photo Lewis Nyaundi

Kenyans have been put on high alert over possible terror attacks during the festive season.

The Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet on Tuesday said police have intelligence reports that Al-Shabaab militants were planning a series of terrorist attacks.

“The terror threat remains a reality, and we therefore call upon members of the public to remain vigilant particularly in places with high concentration of people. These includes beaches, restaurants, and clubs as well as places of worship. Any suspicious person or activities should be reported promptly to the police,” part of the statement read.

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Speaking to the Star, Coast Regional Coordinator Nelson Marwa has assured foreign tourists and Kenyans traveling to the Coast for the festive season to be comfortable as security had been beefed up.

“I want to tell all those who want to visit the Coastal region that we are vigilant and we assure them of their safety during and after the festive season,” Marwa said.

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Boinnet has revealed that they were joining forces with NTSA to ensure road safety during this season.

“Due to increased vehicular and human traffic heading to different parts of the country, operators of Public Service vehicles should avoid recklessness, speeding, overloading and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.This includes Boda Boda operators and private motorists who must equally observe traffic laws while on public,” the statement read.

County commanders have been tasked with the mandate to oversee all traffic matters falling within their jurisdiction to ensure quick action and unnecessary delays.


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