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Uhuru convenes National Security Council meeting

France has issued a warning to its citizens regarding a looming terror attack in Nairobi.

President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing military chiefs at State House during a past meeting

President Uhuru Kenyatta has convened a meeting with regional police commanders, regional commissioner, intelligence officials and county commanders at State House, Nairobi.

According to reports in the media, President Kenyatta called the Friday morning meeting to discuss election preparedness and other security issues.

While the security heads are mandated with administrative duties for the Executive, the Head of State will subsequently chair a meeting with the National Security Council which comprises: the President, the Deputy President, Defence CS, Foreign Affairs CS, Interior CS, the Attorney-General, Chief of Kenya Defence Forces, the Director-General of the National Intelligence Service and the Inspector-General of the National Police Service.

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Security Alert

The Government of France of Thursday January 27, issued a warning to its citizens regarding a looming terror attack in Nairobi.

There’s a real risk of targeting public places frequented by foreign nationals (restaurants, hotels, leisure venues, shopping malls), in particular in Nairobi,” the French Embassy said in a statement.

Other information concerning the danger or the source of the intelligence was not immediately conveyed.

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People in Kenya are advised to exercise extreme vigilance and avoid frequenting these public places in the coming days, including this weekend,” the statement added.

Netherlands Ambassador to Kenya, Maarten Brouwer, said he learnt of the warning from his contacts in the French Embassy in Nairobi.

The information is being assessed as credible. Of course, we all hope that this threat turns out to be a false alarm, but nonetheless, we want to share this information with you so you can take your own precautions,” he said in a letter to Dutch citizens in Kenya.

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