False bomb alert causes tension in heart of Nairobi CBD

The suspected explosive device was found next to Ebony House

Police officers from Central police station were first to arrive at the scene. Photo By Hillary Kimuyu | Nation Media Group

Citizens along Taita Taveta lane in Nairobi were on Wednesday forced to evacuate after a suspected bomb was located next to Ebony House.

Bomb disposal teams were called by the frightened onlookers to carry out a controlled explosion after a suspicious package was found.

Officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) responded to the scene and inspected the 'suspicious object' but later determined it was not an explosive device.

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