Mombasa put on red alert after city attack

A grenade is seen at the scene of crime where many were killed after gunmen stormed the Westgate Mall in Nairobi September 21, 2013.5

In Summary

  • All important installations in Mombasa, he said, were under surveillance by security agencies.
  • The county recently received 11 vehicles that have been deployed to monitor criminal activities in the town’s central business district and beyond.
  • Mombasa and its environs have been placed on a high alert following the attack at Westgate Mall in Nairobi Saturday.

To forestall any attacks in the island city, Mombasa County Commissioner Nelson Marwa said they had stepped up patrols to ensure peace and tranquillity prevail in all the six districts.

“Right now, Changamwe, Mvita, Likoni, Kisauni, Nyali and Jomvu are under surveillance of security agencies to ensure no attack of whatever magnitude takes place there,” he said.

Mr Marwa warned any criminal or terrorist group planning to cause mayhem in the county and its environs that they would be dealt with accordingly.

“We are ready to deal with any kind of attack from criminal or terrorist groups operating within the region,” he said, as he called on the public and the business community to volunteer information on strangers in their midst.

All important installations in Mombasa, he said, were under surveillance by security agencies.

“Let nobody dare us because we are ready for any eventuality here (Mombasa) and elsewhere in the region,” he said.

The county recently received 11 vehicles that have been deployed to monitor criminal activities in the town’s central business district and beyond.

Mr Marwa called for patience as the government handled the Nairobi attack.

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