Kenya Political & Security Report

During the Easter Festival, police advised members of the public to remain on high alert after intelligence reports warned of an imminent threat posed by terrorism in the country. The warning was released after nine Al Shabab members were reported to have entered the country from Somalia to execute attacks. In countering the threat, anti-terrorism police officers arrested two suspected terrorists in the coastal town of Mombasa and in Mandera. The recorded violent criminal incidents have increased by 20% across Kenya over the reporting period. The majority of criminal incidents were recorded in Nairobi, Mombasa, Busia, Turkana, West Pokot and the Kenya-South Sudan border.

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