Bomb Scare in Nairobi
Kenya’s anti terror police unit on Monday night launched an extensive search at the offices of Higher Education Minister William Ruto following possible threats that a bomb had been planted there. Security details and bomb experts from the Criminal investigation Department (CID) pitched camp at the ministers Jogoo House Offices where the search lasted about an hour. “There was nothing found there, the place was declared safe and the exercise was called off,” the police source said. The minister was not at the offices at the time of the incident.
Barely two days ago, the police arrested a pastor and two quarry workers over the weekend after they were found with materials capable of making a bomb. Kenya’s Military Spokesman Bogita Ongeri told journalists last week that the country’s borders with Somalia were “well secured with adequate security forces.”
The bomb threat comes barely a week after Uganda was hit by a twin blast that claimed the lives of 76 innocent civilians watching a world cup match in Kampala. Somali militant group of Al-Shabaab that is battling to oust the weak AU/UN backed transitional federal government, later claimed responsibility for the attacks.
News Report By Abdulaziz Billow
Abdulaziz Billow is AfrobeatRadio’s correspondent for East Africa.