KENYA ON HIGH SECURITY ALERT FOR EASTER HOLIDAY SEASON

By Brenda Kiprono

NAIROBI Kenya is on a high security alert as the government cautions Kenyans to remain extra vigilant during the Easter holidays.

Following the recent wave of terrorist attacks cross the world, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Joseph Boinnet has warned that terrorists may stage attacks in the country during the long weekend.

Boinnet said here Thursday that the National Police, along with other security agenciesm had stepped up surveillance and were also conducting operations in various parts of the country such as Lamu, Garissa, Wajir and Mandera in an effort to ensure security in the country.

Kenyans were asked to remain vigilant and exercise extra alertness around religious establishments, social gathering points, bus and railway stations or any public place patronized by large numbers of people.

The public has also been cautioned against circulating unconfirmed information through social media aimed at causing fear and panic.

The warning came after Kenyan troops who are part of the African Union (AU) peacekeeping force in Somalia, killed 34 Al-Shabaab militants and captured a middle-level commander in two operations in Somalia recently.

Kenya is set to commemorate the first anniversary of the Garissa University College attacks which took place in northeastern Kenya on April 2, 2015

Source: KBC