Police beef up security in Mombasa ahead of regional summit – Coastweek

Kenyan authorities have beefed up security in the port city of Mombasa, the target of a series of grenade attacks and abductions in recent months, ahead of a regional summit on infrastructure development.

The heightened security followed a major terrorism alert that was issued by the police last Thursday after intelligence reports indicate that Al-Qaeda-linked militants may be planning an attack.

Heads of state from South Sudan, Uganda and Rwanda will be attending the summit on finding strategies to boost regional economic growth.

“I would like to assure all the visiting heads of state and other visitors that security has been scaled up to deal with any criminal activities in the county,” Regional County Commissioner Nelson Marwa told a press conference in Nairobi.

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via Coastweek – The most from the coast.

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