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13 Jul 2020 | 01:02 AM UTC

Kenya: Suspected militants arrested in Uasin Gishu county July 11

Kenya News Alert

Security forces arrest two suspected militants in Uasin Gishu county on July 11; further security operations possible over the short term

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/13/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/15/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Nairobi). COUNTRY/REGION Uasin Gishu county, Kapseret sub-county (Uasin Gishu county), Chepkatet (Kapseret sub-county)

Event

Two suspected militants were arrested during a counterterrorism operation in Chepkatet village, Kapseret sub-county (Uasin Gishu county) on Saturday, July 11. During the operation, explosives, detonators, and detonating equipment were discovered. It is not clear if the suspects are affiliated with a particular militant organisation, although some sources have suggested they may have ties to Somalia-based Al Shabaab.

Further security operations targeting suspected militants are possible in the near term.

Advice

Individuals in Kenya are advised to remain vigilant due to the continuing terror threat, adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities, and report any suspicious objects or behavior.

 

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