IMPENDING AL SHABAAB ATTACK IN NAIROBI SOON!
The Kenya Police and the US Embassy in Nairobi have warned of a forthcoming terrorist attack at a Nairobi Hotel. In a message on their website to its citizens, the embassy advises them to be watchful.
“Terrorist groups may be plotting an attack against a major hotel in Nairobi. The exact hotel has not been identified, but it is believed to be a hotel popular with tourists and business travelers,” the embassy said.
Intelligence and mainstream security personnel have been seen around major hotels, shopping malls and public places identified as possible targets across Nairobi.
Intelligence officers are discreetly monitoring activities in areas suspected to be easy targets. Uniformed officers including the Administration Police Service’s Rapid Deployment Unit’s commandoes and GSU officers are stationed in strategic places while others are doing rounds in different places in Nairobi in a show of force.
Last year, DusitD2 Hotel on Riverside Drive in Westlands area was attacked by Al Shaabab militants and left 21 people dead and hundreds injured.
The alerts come just a month after United Kingdom issued a travel advisory for its citizens travelling to Kenya, following an attack at Manda Bay that left three US nationals dead.
Suspected Al Shabaab militants attacked a military base in Manda Bay leaving one US service member and two Department of Defense contractors dead.