Kenyan police chief urges vigilance after Paris terror attacks
16 November 2015, 21:29
Nairobi - Kenyan police have enhanced
security measures at all entry points across the country in the wake of the
deadly terror attacks in France where over 150 people were killed and several
Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinett said the
increased vigilance was necessary to thwart terror and insecurity related
attacks in the East Africa nation.
Boinnet who did not elaborate on the security measures said
the move is in line with the realization that terror threats against Kenya
"In the wake of the latest Paris attacks and realizing
that the same terror threat remains real in our country. Whilst we in the
police have stepped up vigilance, we call on the public to exercise maximum
level of alertness," he said in a brief statement issued in Nairobi.
Boinnet said security forces will work closely with the
public in security the country that has fallen victim of similar attacks
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The police chief also urged the public to report any
suspicious activity and people to security agencies for action.
"Report any suspicious activity and/or persons to the
police or any security agency for action. Let's work together to protect our
motherland. Our heartfelt condolences to the French people," Boinett
More than 150 people were killed in the Paris and
Saint-Denis shootings and bombings, French officials said. Saint-Denis is home
to the national stadium where the soccer match was being played.
Reports say the worst carnage occurred at Bataclan concert
hall and took dozens hostage. France has declared a national state of emergency
and closed its borders.
The coordinated assaults, which began after 9:15 p.m. local
time, saw multiple explosions and shootings at six sites across the city at
restaurants, soccer stadium and a concert hall.
The siege ended when security forces stormed the building.
People were shot dead at bars and restaurants at five other sites in Paris.
Eight attackers are reported to have been killed.