Directorate of Criminal Investigations

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has sent out an alert to Nairobi residents of an impending terrorist attack.

The alert was sent out on Saturday, warning that Islamic terror groups were planning to attack an education institution in the capital city.

DCI officer Nicholas Kamwende said the security agency have information that al-Shabaab is currently executing their plan in Mandera.

He said the group would be led by a Somali Amniyat that would be employing similar tactics used in the 2015 Garissa University attack although the attackers would this time be women.

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Kamwende said:

”The women are already at Eastleigh, Nairobi in preparation for the attack.

”The operative in Mandera is expected to deliver logistical support before the end of January 2017.”

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations through its warning appealed to all Kenyans to remain vigilant and pay attention to activities in their surroundings.

It urged them to report any activity seemed suspicious that might help avert any attack.

Meanwhile, security has been heightened in Lamu and Tana River after Al Shabaab militants attacked a Kenya Defence Forces camp at Kolibyow base at the Kenya-Somalia border on Friday, January 27.

Heavy fighting erupted at the base after the militants reportedly launched a surprise attack on the base.

KDF spokesperson, Lt. Col. Paul Njugua, said the attack was repulsed by Kenyan troops, who killed over 70 militants. 15 soldiers were however injured during the engagement with two officers killed along with seven servicemen.

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According to security agencies, suspected al-Shabaab fighters are planning to cross the border into the country.

Security officials have sealed all borders in the areas in order to prevent the militants from sneaking into Kenya to carry out more attacks.

The security officers are also carrying out thorough inspections to private and public vehicles in the regions to ensure maximum security.