Nairobi, KENYA: Police have asked Kenyans to be extra vigilant following a terror attack which rocked Turkey’s capital Istanbul and Malindi shooting terror incidence.
In a media briefing in Nairobi on Wednesday ,Inspector General of police Joseph Boinnet said that there is need for Kenyans to be extra vigilant after Istanbul Shooting; where at least 36 people were killed in a suicide bombings at the airport .
Boinnet said that vigilance must be upheld following an incident On Tuesday night where police engaged suspected terror suspects killing one and another one arrested..
“Kenyans and those living in this country this is a different war all together ,because you are fighting against an invisible enemy and everyone has to be alert at all times .” Boinnet said
He said that terrorism affair has become extremely complex and there is need for Kenyans together with security forces to be very vigilant in order to avert any terror incident.
“That is exemplified by what happened in Istanbul yesterday that without any warning at all ,some terrorists attacked the airport in an environment that is considered to have high security, that tells you we need to be very vigilant at all times. “ He reiterated.
On the Malindi case ,Boinnet said that security officers have been trailing the terror suspects for a couple of months until they caught up with them last night where terror related equipment were also seized.
Consequently, Boinnet warned leaders and Kenyans as a whole to refrain from uttering statements which amount to hate speech, saying that police officers are always dispatched countrywide to deal with such crime.
He pointed that police will not tolerate people who engage in hate speech which leads to destabilization of the nation.