Police issue statement on suspicious gunman spotted in Nairobi [Photos]

This man was seen today 14/01/20 at around 0800 hours

He is our officer - Police issue statement on gunman spotted at Asmara Pangani, Nairobi County

The National Police Service (NPS) has confirmed that a man spotted brandishing what seemed to be an AK-47 gun at Pangani, Nairobi County is a serviceman.

The man who was seen by members of the public at Asmara area was also wearing a pair of tinted sunglasses, a bullet proof vest and carrying a backpack.

A concerned citizen tweeted: "Nairobi seen today 14/01/20 at around 0800hrs walking near Asmara, Pangani with AK47, a pistol and magazine pouches strapped on his chest. OCPD Pangani has him and is following with Dadaab to establish if he is indeed a police officer."

Police explain

According to the clarification from the police, the officer had forgotten his weapon at the Pangani Police Station and was walking to Muthaiga Police Station to meet up with his fellow squad members when he was spotted.

Kenyans and law enforcement officers are on high alert following a series of Al Shabaab attacks witnessed in the country over the past two weeks.

Most recently, the militants killed three teachers and abducted another at Kamuthe Primary School in Garissa County where they also destroyed a communications mast.

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