December 18th 2017

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Nairobi street closed, buildings evacuated after tenants spot 'motor vehicle part'

Shop attendants and workers arriving at the building noticed a suspected bomb at the entrances at around 9.30am and called the police. Officers on patrol were the first to arrive at the scene, followed by a contingent from the Central Police Station.

By John Onyandojonyando@kenyafreepress.comWednesday, 01 Feb 2017 10:03 EAT

The buildings were evacuated and police officers guarded the scene as bomb experts were awaited. (Photo: Free Press Reporter).

A long stretch of the Moktar Daddah Street in Nairobi was closed and bomb experts called to investigate the danger from a suspected 'bomb' that was placed at the entrance of Technical Institute college on Gardens Chambers. The building and the adjacent K$S House were evacuated and the police closed the entire stretch of Mohkar Daddah Street from Moi Avenue up to Muindi Mbingu Road, covering about 15 blocks of office buildings.

Shop attendants and workers arriving at the building noticed the suspected bomb at the entrances at around 9.30am and called the police. Officers on patrol were the first to arrive at the scene, followed by a contingent from the Central Police Station. The officer commanding the Central Police Division Robinson Thuku took over operations at the site immediately and ordered the closure of the site as he called for bomb experts from Police headquarters.

However, the anxiety that gripped the area was quickly resolved when bomb experts established that the object posed no harm; it was in fact a motor vehicle spare part. Police are investigating why it was dropped there.

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