NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenyan police on Thursday offered 160,000 U.S.
dollars in bounty for information that will lead to the arrest
of eight terror suspects.
“As part of our
enhanced multi-agency counter terrorism efforts, we have
identified eight individuals whose images appear as being the
ones planning and attempting to infiltrate terrorist operatives
into our country in order to stage attacks,” Inspector General
of Police Joseph Boinett said in a statement.
Boinett said there
are rising attempts by the Somalia-based al-Shabab terror group
to infiltrate the country to stage attacks.
He said the terror
threat remains real, hence the need for alertness all the time.
The alert comes two
months after police revealed terrorists who were intercepted in
Kenya’s Isiolo had planned to attack government buildings.
The East African
nation has faced increasing bomb attacks using improvised
explosive devices and grenades in the northeastern and coastal
regions since Kenyan solders entered Somalia in 2011 to fight
Kenyan police have
also stepped up security in all key installations around the
country particularly along the border with neighboring Somalia.