Sonko Praises Fans After Averting Possible Attack at City Hall

  • Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. Twitter
  • Nairobi Governor, Mike Sonko, on Thursday, praised Nairobians after they averted a possible attack at City Hall that he termed as terror.

    In a detailed post on his Facebook Page, the governor revealed that a stranger was spotted at his offices taking photos and videos in of the hall and KICC.

    Members of the public grew suspicious of the man's activity and raised the alarm. Luckily, police officers arrived at the scene pronto and arrested the suspect.

    "Today, a suspicious tourist akiwa na (in possession of a) passport from Sudan was spotted taking photos and videos of City Hall and KICC.

    "When members of the public spotted him doing so, they became suspicious and raised the alarm, security agents who were nearby, arrested him and took him to KICC police station for interrogation," posted Sonko.

    An image showing City Hall in Nairobi.

    Upon interrogation, the officers discovered that the same suspect was spotted at a border in Namanga, probably looking for perfect exit points after executing the attack.

    "It's been revealed that despite him coming to Nairobi by Kenya Airways flight 402, he has also been to the Namanga border by road definitely monitoring escape route after a possible intended terror attack," continued the governor.

    He, therefore, urged all Nairobians to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the relevant authorities. 

    In January, Kenya suffered a major terror attack at Riverside Drive, in Nairobi, leaving 21 people dead.

    The operation was carried out by members of the Al-Shabaab Militia group and it involved a suicide bomber.

    WANAINCHI MUENDELEE KUWA RADAR. Pursuant to what transpired during the recently terror attack at Ducit, riverside, I here by appeal to the members of the public to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the relevant authorities. Today a suspicious tourist akiwa na Passport ya Sudan was spotted taking photos and videos of city hall and Kicc, when members of the public spotted him doing so they became suspicious and raised alarm, security agents who were nearby arrested him and took him to Kicc police station for interrogation. It's been revealed that despite him coming to Nairobi by Kenya airways flight 402. He has also been to the Namanga border by road definitely monitoring escape route after a possible intended terror attack. Investigation is on going to ascertain whether hes a genuine tourist or a terrorist.

    Posted by Mike Sonko. on Thursday, 11 July 2019