The National Police has dismissed the terror alerts spreading on social media citing them as fake.
A notice published by National Police Service Kenya on Twitter informed the public that certain terror alerts spreading on various social media platforms are fake.
Images of a notice from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to the National Police Service claimed that the country was a potential target of attack due to its alliances with the US which is currently butting heads with Iran.
The letter went on to list some facilities that could be targeted as a result of their vulnerabilities such as Coca Cola Headquarters, British American Tobacco, Tribe Village Market, Thika Road Mall, Westgate Mall, Yaya Centre, and Garden City Mall.
The notice spread after Al Shabaab militants have conducted several attacks in the country in the past two weeks.
The first attack was in Lamu where they killed three people in a bus that was heading to Lamu island from Mombasa. They also attempted an attack at Lamu’s Camp Simba where a section of officers from the Kenya Defence Forces and the US army are based.