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Man blames bhang after reporting Al Shabaab attack to police

Man blames weed for lying to police about Al-shabaab attack

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A man blamed bhang for giving police misleading information on an Al Shabaab attack.

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On Tuesday, Kevin Kitili, alias Hussein Omar, was charged with creating a false alarm on an imminent terror attack at the vital installation in Nairobi.

During his questioning, Omar claimed to have been under the influence of bhang when he gave the false information to the police.

False alarm

He was accused of notifying police at a Lehley police roadblock in Wajir on January 1 that an al-Shabab operative was planning an attack in Nairobi.

However, after police investigated they found that Omar had lied about the attack.

He is expected to return back to the Milimani law courts at a later date for further questioning.

Ignore fake news

In October 2018, the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet dismissed a letter circulating on social media cautioning of an imminent terror attack in Nairobi.

The IG said the letter is fake and meant to cause fear and anxiety among Kenyans.

The letter had warned of a planned attack in key installations within the capital city.

Kenya has been a victim of attacks by the Al-Shabaab terror group, which attacked the DusitD2 business complex barely a week ago.

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