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Man arrested for spreading false terror attack rumours

18 May 2016, 21:03

Baringo – A man appeared before the Kabarnet Law courts on Wednesday for allegedly spreading false information about a possible terror attack at an unspecified county government office.

According to Citizen TV public service worker, Pius Chelagat is accused of spreading false information sparking fear amongst residents.

His information caused police to conduct 24hour surveillance and causing roadblocks.

The accused lawyer has asked the lawyer for seven days in which to investigate the matter.

Also read: Kenya bans admission of foreign students in terror-hit border region.

Therefore the public has been urged not to spread false information that could spark chaos.

The Administration Police, prison warders and regular police have been conducting thorough investigations over three weeks.

The accused has been released on remand on Sh50 000 until his court appearance on the June 22nd.

Kenyan authorities in April Kenyan intensified security in the coastal town of Malindi following reports of a planned terror attack by Islamist militant group, Al-Shabaab.

Regional police commander Francis Wanjohi confirmed planned terror attacks in the coastal town, saying Al-Shabaab fighters are planning to use suicide bombers to execute the attack.

"We have beefed up security in Malindi following reports of a planned terror attack. We have increased police patrols and heightened intelligence," Wanjohi said.

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