Police beef up security as Ramadhan enters second week

Members of the public have also been urged to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious activities

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Police spokesman Charles Owino. He says police are extra vigilant during ramadhan. PHOTO/COURTESY

Police Spokesman Charles Owino says the country is on high security alert as the muslim fast month enters the second week.

Owino stated that militant groups, including Al Shabaab, have a history of striking during the Ramadhan period and emulating global jihadist groups’ mode of attack.

He pointed out that security had been beefed up within major cities and near the Kenya-Somalia border.

“Following police initiatives and requests from political and religious leaders, security has been intensified in order for mosques to be secure for Muslims to conduct their prayers peacefully and to avert any possible Al Shabaab attacks on churches,” he stated.

He further indicated that more police officers have been deployed for enhanced patrols.

“To justify their violent extremist activities, Al Shabaab and their ilk thrive on mis representing religious texts,” he said.