Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai has said that terror alerts spreading on social media are fake.
On Sunday, a notice published on National Police Service social media handles urged all Kenyans to be informed that the alerts were fake.
BE INFORMED THAT TERROR ALERTS SPREADING ON SOCIAL MEDIA ARE FAKE. pic.twitter.com/HQG5SOz96O
— National Police Service-Kenya (@NPSOfficial_KE) January 12, 2020
The notice comes amid fear among Kenyans over a notice that has been doing rounds on social media indicating areas targeted by terrorists.
Some of the targeted areas in the dismissed notice are the American Embassy, the Kamiti Maximum Prison which holds two Iranian nationals, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) outlets in Kenya, the Coca Cola Kenya headquarters, British American Tobacco (BAT) Likoni road, Nairobi, United States International University (USIU) among other places.
The fake notice started spreading days after Al Shabaab militants conducting two different attacks in Lamu County, and another attack in Garissa.
In Lamu, the militants first attacked three Lamu-bound buses leading to deaths and massive injuries before launching another attack on US-Kenya military base.
The attack on the US-Kenya military base in Manda Bay led to the destruction of an Aircraft.
It also led to the death of three people, a pilot, a US service man and a Kenyan local as per reports released by the US government.