Al-Shabaab puts pressure on Kenya’s security agencies ahead of the elections.
Kenya’s intelligence services are on high alert in an attempt to avert strikes by radical Islamist organizations aimed at destabilizing the nation ahead of general elections.
The organizations are suspected of targeting Nairobi and Mombasa, as well as regions bordering Somalia.
The National Police Service advises the people to stay watchful and report any suspicious activity and promises that security has been increased.
Kenyans have been informed by the National Police Service that security in the nation has been increased via various police activities.
The remark comes just hours after France warned its residents in Kenya to be cautious while accessing public areas, citing a serious danger of targeting foreign nationals, notably in Nairobi.
France stated in a statement published on Thursday that restaurants, hotels, places of leisure, and shopping malls are among the sites that its inhabitants should avoid.
The Netherlands had previously issued a similar warning about a probable terror attack in Nairobi, urging people to be cautious in places frequented by Westerners.
NPS Spokesperson Bruno Shioso, on the other hand, claimed in a statement a few weeks ago that the agency has re-engineered its police units to reflect modern-day policing dynamics, problems, and growing threats.
“The service has ensured that security operations remain a priority, ensuring that impending attacks are avoided,” Shioso said.