Tight security in airports following Istanbul deadly attack

Security has been heightened in all major airports across the country, following a terrorist attack at a Turkey International Airport in Istanbul on Tuesday night.

The attack has claimed over forty lives and left over fifty people injured.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet said the police department is alert and ready to repulse any criminal or terrorist activity that threatens the country’s security.

He called on various departments and companies in the country to be on the lookout and use security detecting machines to screen every individual getting in and out.

Boinnet also advised individual Kenyans to ensure they report any suspicious persons to the nearest police station or security authority for further action.

Addressing the press in Nairobi on Wednesday, the IG said the Istanbul attack can as well happen in Kenya or anywhere in the world, thus the reason as to why, the National Police is vigilant on the issue.

He said the police department is working closely with the National Intelligence Service (NIS) and other security agencies to ensure every corner of the country is secured.

A video doing rounds on social media shows three suicide bombers; one detonated his bomb at the parking, the other, near shops, and the third one detonated the bomb at the entrance of the airport, as people scampered for safety.

Turkey Prime Minister has linked the attack to the Islamic State militants, with investigations underway.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has condemned the attack and  condoled with Turkey.

 

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