Suspected Plans to Attack Parliament Met with Kenya’s Tightened Security

Kenyan police in Nairobi have tightened security following suspected plans to attack parliament. (PHOTO:Courtesy)

Kenyan police in the capital, Nairobi, have increased security measures on receiving intelligence on suspected plans to attack parliament among other targets by the al- Shabaab militants, a parliament spokesman said on Monday.

James Macharia, a spokesman for the National Assembly, was referring to a letter that was sent to police in the capital regarding the pre-empted al- Shabaab suspected plans to attack parliament.

According to the letter from central police to parliament police, there is leaked warning that Kenyan parliament is being targeted by al-Shabaab.

The letter also indicated other targets including the University of Nairobi, two churches and an open-air market in Nairobi, Macharia said.

See also: Ali Abdul-Majid of the Al-Hijra and Plot to Bomb Kenyan Parliament

In relation to that intelligence, one Senate official has been arrested for allegedly conducting surveillance for the al- Shabaab.

Kenyan police in Nairobi have tightened security following suspected plans to attack parliament. (PHOTO:Courtesy)
Kenyan police in Nairobi have tightened security following suspected plans to attack parliament. (PHOTO:Courtesy)

Al-Shabaab, which is affiliated with al-Qaeda, said it carried out this month’s raid on a university at Garissa in eastern Kenya in which at least 147 people died.

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