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Police warn of impending terror attack in Nairobi

There is an imminent terrorist attack targeting a learning institution in Nairobi, Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has warned.

DCI have said that their investigations have established that Al Shabaab, led by a Somali Amniyat, is currently executing the plan in Mandera with accomplices who are already in Eastleigh, Nairobi.

According Investigations Officer, Nicholas Kamwende, the planned attack will employ the tactic used at Garissa University in 2015, using two women attackers.

“The women are already at Eastleigh, Nairobi in preparation for the attack while the operative in Mandera is expected to deliver logistical support before the end of January 2017,” said Kamwende.

The terror alert that has been circulating on social media. PHOTO | COURTESY
The terror alert that has been circulating on social media. PHOTO | COURTESY


The directorate appealed to all Kenyans to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities that might help avert the attack.

The warning comes a day after the Kenya Defence Forces reportedly lost 9 of its officers in an attack at Kolibyow base in Somalia on Friday morning after Al Shabaab attacked the military camp.

Kenyan troops in Somalia on Friday engaged in a massive counter offensive against Al-Shabaab – on land and air – just hours after a deadly attack on their base by the Somalia-based terrorists.

The attack comes just days after the first anniversary of the El-Adde attack in which more than 100 Kenyan soldiers were killed inside Somalia on January 15, 2016.