Security officers respond to the Dusit attack on January 15, 2019.

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How security sector has grown in war on terror

What you need to know:

  • Security agencies have increased surveillance especially in buildings likely to be targeted within the city. 
  • Early this year, the US warned of a possible terror attack targeting a high-end hotel in the city.
  • On August 1, 2019, three young men were arrested for allegedly taking pictures of Hotel Villa Rosa Kempinski for five days.

Described as al-Shabaab’s first complex terror attack on Kenyan soil since the 2010 Kampala bombings, the four-day September 2013 siege at Westgate Mall that claimed 67 lives and left hundreds injured changed the country’s national security approaches for good.  


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