County Commissioner dismisses possible al-Shabaab terror attack in Nakuru
26 November 2014, 22:55
Nakuru - County Commissioner Mohamed Birik has dispelled
fears over possible terror attack in Nakuru.
This follows information circulating in the social media,
twitter, indicating that the county was a potential target by the al Shabaab
The information caused panic but the County Commissioner
Mohammed Birik said whoever posted the information wanted to instill fear among
Birik has now called on the National Intelligence Service
(NIS) and the police to investigate the person behind the information and
“I have seen the said message and numerous people have
inquired about the authenticity of the threat but as the government, we are in
control and residents should not panic or fear over unfounded threat.” Birik
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Birik added that, the security personnel are alert to deal
with any security threat hence the residents and business people should
continue with their businesses without interruption.
The terror threat cautioned residents from attending social
places as two suicide bombers has infiltrated Nakuru in order to carry out a
Other major towns is Nairobi and Mombasa where it is alleged
al-Shaabab cells have been activated and ready to revenge the closure of
Mosques in Mombasa by the government.
The threat comes five days after 28 Kenyans were massacred
in Mandera after their bus heading to Nairobi was hijacked by suspected
al-Shabaab terror group.
Police were put in spot light after information emerged that
Mandera Governor Ali Roba had issued a warning over possibility of terror
attack in the County and police are said to have ignored.
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