The Kenya police on Wednesday said they are heightening security across the country during the ongoing holy Muslim of Ramadhan to avert any possible Shabaab attack.The police have secured mosques for Muslims to conduct their prayers peacefully and also avert possible attacks on churches.
The Somali based militants has a history of striking Kenya during Ramadhan and emulating global jihadist groups’ modes of attack.
“For a peaceful Ramadhan and the subsequent Eid festivities, security agencies have deployed officers around areas of interest within our cities and in areas near the Kenya-Somali border. More police officers have been deployed for enhanced patrols.,” said a statement from the police.
In the Ramadhan of June 2014 alone, 150 innocent lives were lost when the militants infiltrated the country and launched attacks in villages within Lamu and Tana River counties.
Shabaab militants have also vowed to avenge the over 50 Muslim worshippers killed in the Christchurch mosque attack in New Zealand last month.