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Prison officers sentisized on explosives

13 February 2012, 11:34 Alloys Musyoka

One hundred and thirty five prison officers from from Kilifi Tana-River, Holla and Malindi underwent through a sensitization exercise on the identification of explosives and how to deal with them at Malindi prison on Friday.

The officers were taken through training on the various types of explosives commonly used by bombers, the impact they can have during an explosion and how to detonate them.

The Countrywide exercise that kicked off in Shimolatewa prison in Mombasa is meant to familiarize officers with explosives so that they can be alert whenever they come across them in their duties.

Operation Linda Nchi

Addressing journalists after the exercise in Malindi prison, Assistant Commissioner of Prisons in charge of Special Operation in prison department David Kilundo said that they were educating officers because the explosives can find their way to institutions in the country due to the ongoing operation Linda Inchi by Kenya Defense Force in Somali.

Kilundo went on to urge locals to be watchful and inform police on anything that they come across and doubt may be explosive especially metallic materials should be reported immediately for action to be taken.

“We are telling members of public not to play around with any metallic things they come across the safe thing is keeping distance and call the police immediately because if it happens to be an explosive anybody around will be affected,” he noted.

Senior Superintendent in charge of Malindi prison Hassan Tari said the exercise will help officers to be able to identify explosives noting that the region was too close to Somali border and that the explosives can easily get to institutions and interrupt activities.

He said now the officer will be more alert than before to make sure anything detected to be explosive is dealt with quickly.
During the sensitization exercise they were also shown three different types of explosives which can be used.

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