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Bomb Scare in Nairobi

20 July 2010 20 July 2010 Tags: One Comment Print This Post Print This Post

Kenya's Education Minister William Ruto

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.

Abdulaziz Billow is a Kenyan born Somali Journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. Growing up, his desire was to be a well known journalist in and outside his country. Abdulaziz Billow has a strong desire in learning more from other people and cultures. He finds it most interesting and gratifying working with peoples  of diverse cultures, races and religions.

One Comment »

  • Abmoka said:

    It’s so easy for evil planners to do bad things in the country since they know the first suspects will be alshabaab. I hope the police and the intelligence offers will be extremely vigilant.

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