BOMB SCARE

[PHOTOS] Bomb scare disrupts operations in Nairobi CBD

The device was spotted by passersby and the road cordoned off for safety reasons.

In Summary

• The bomb scare disrupted work in parts of Nairobi CBD Wednesday morning.

• The device was safely secured by bomb experts and taken away for further examination to determine whether or not it's an explosive.

Device collected by detectives following a bomb scare incident along Latema Lane, Nairobi CBD on July 13, 2022.
Device collected by detectives following a bomb scare incident along Latema Lane, Nairobi CBD on July 13, 2022.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

An object suspected to be an explosive device was Wednesday found outside Ebony House on Taveta Lane, off Tom Mboya Street in Nairobi CBD.

The bomb scare disrupted normal operations in areas within the vicinity. 

Police are seen near the scene where detectives collected an item for analysis following a bomb scare incident at Latema Lane, Nairobi CBD on July 13, 2022.
Police are seen near the scene where detectives collected an item for analysis following a bomb scare incident at Latema Lane, Nairobi CBD on July 13, 2022.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

The device was spotted by passersby and the road cordoned off for safety reasons.

Police said they were waiting for bomb experts to arrive at the scene and inspect the device.

Latema Lane, where police collected item following a bomb scare incident at Nairobi CBD on July 13, 2022.
Latema Lane, where police collected item following a bomb scare incident at Nairobi CBD on July 13, 2022.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

Officers from the bomb squad were seen arriving at the scene and started examining the device.

Latema Lane, where police collected item following a bomb scare incident at Nairobi CBD on July 13, 2022.
Latema Lane, where police collected item following a bomb scare incident at Nairobi CBD on July 13, 2022.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

Curious members of the public milled around the area and started taking pictures as others recorded the unfolding event on their camera phones. 

The device was safely secured by the bomb experts and taken away for further examination to determine whether or not it's an explosive.

Police are seen near the scene where detectives collected an item for analysis following a bomb scare incident at Latema Lane, Nairobi CBD on July 13, 2022.
Police are seen near the scene where detectives collected an item for analysis following a bomb scare incident at Latema Lane, Nairobi CBD on July 13, 2022.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
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