Police put on high alert as festive season nears

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Police officers on standby at Makadara grounds in Mombasa in this picture taken on August 23, 2021 when human rights activists attempted to converge at the venue for a peaceful protest over the abduction and disappearances of youths in the county.

Photo credit: Wachira Mwangi | Nation Media Group

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In Mombasa, Malindi and other towns, police have intensified patrols in hotels, public beaches, key government installations and crowded places.

Residents have been urged to be vigilant as the region prepares to host local and foreign tourists for the December festivities.

Police have intensified security checks in major towns and along the country’s borders  in Coast region. This comes amid a heightened state of alert over possible terror attacks ahead of the holiday season.

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