24 September 2013

Kenya: Police Alert at Border With Ethiopia

New evidence emerging in the Westgate Mall assault suggests the shooters rented a shop weeks before carrying out the attack, officials told BBC. ( Resource: Report: Westgate Mall Shooters Rented Shop Before Siege )

Security has been tightened at the border of Ethiopia and Kenya following the Westgate attack. Marsabit county commissioner Isaiah Nakoru said the security apparatus in the region have been upscaled and the patrols intensified to ensure that the suspected attackers don't flee out or into the country. He said all police chiefs have been ordered to beef up their security checks and ensure no one gets in or out of the country.

Nakoru directed all lodges, hotels, bars and Public Service Vehicle operators in the region to review their security arrangements, including screening visitors. He was addressing officers at Marsabit Catholic Hall on Sunday when he presided over a forum for uniformed officers.

Nakoru said officers have been deployed in communal places such as churches to check on the security. He said adequate security measures have been put in place to avert the terrorist attack by the al Shabaab.

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