Security beefed up as U.S. Embassy issues alert in Nairobi

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Do not be alarmed if you see more police than usual patrolling your area.

The National Police Service has deployed more officers to help curb insecurity in the country.

“We have enhanced deployment in our cities, towns and particularly in those parts of the country where criminal elements have occasionally instigated criminal activities,” read a statement from the Inspector General Hilary Mutyambai.

Following the enhanced security measures across the country, IG Mutyambai urged the public to go on with their normal day to day activities without.

“However, we wish to caution the public to be extra vigilant even as the police and other security agencies continue to work round the clock to ensure the safety and security of our country and Kenyans at large,” he said.

The police has also increased border surveillance.

The statement from the IG comes just a day after Police gunned down five suspected Wakali Kwanza gang members in Kisauni.

The five were part of a gang that had attacked residents during a revenge mission after the funeral of a gang member killed by a mob.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi has urged its citizens to exercise more vigilance when visiting or staying at hotels within Nairobi.

The Embassy issued a security alert on Thursday saying 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,” read a statement on the Embassy’s official website.

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