Police beef up security in wake of terror alerts by European embassies

for Tv47 Digital January 28, 2022, 10:54 AM
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Inspector General Hilary Mutyambai. PHOTO/COURTESY

The National Police Service (NPS) has assured Kenyans that it has beefed up security across the country amid terror alerts issued by several European embassies in Nairobi.

The NPS has equally urged Kenyans to be vigilant and report any suspicious activities in their locale to authorities through their toll free numbers 999/911/112/0800722203.

In a statement sent to newsrooms on Friday, the police service said that it has progressively fortified her security systems in information sharing: "we value credible, verifiable and authentic information."

"The service has re-engineeredher police units in line with modern day policing dynamics, challenges and emerging threats. Security operations that ensure that ensure that imminent attacks are forestalled proactively remain our priority."

European embassies issue terror alert

The French embassy on Thursday warned its citizens as well as expatriates from other Western countries of a looming terror attack in Nairobi.

According to France's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the terrorists are targeting public places frequented by foreign nationals including restaurants, hotels and shopping malls, classifying these places as possible hotspots.

“People in Kenya are advised to exercise extreme vigilance and avoid frequenting these public places in the coming days, including this weekend,” the alert read.

The United Kingdom, Dutch and German embassies have also issued similar alerts.

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