The national intelligence service has identified two counties that are possible hotpots for grand related chaos.
This report has heightened Matiangi’s reaction on deploying of more police officers to mentioned counties especially the coastal region.
“We are looking at some aspects in some two counties in the region where possibly players in the electoral process may be tempted to try and mess up small groups to engage in crime .My simple advice to them is don’t try!
We are watching very closely and i have asked my colleagues in the regional security team to act ruthlessly on any politicians who is going to try any kinds of things.We are bringing up special additional resources to back p their work and planning,”Interior cabinet secretary Said.
He also mentioned the construction of AIPU headquarters.
The Anti – terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) is a unit within the Directorate of Criminal investigation mandated to mitigate and investigate terrorism related cases in the country.It was formed in the year 2003 as a unit based at the Police headquarters to investigate all Terrorism matters.
This was after several terror attacks were experienced in the country for example U.S Embassy (1998) and the Kikambala (2002) terror attacks. The escalation of such events shifted the line of thought that terrorism is a European problem and or phenomenon.
Its roles include:To prevent, disrupt and interdict terrorist activities within the country ,To investigate all terrorism related cases ,To lead other agencies at all scenes of terrorist related incidents ,To create profiles for suspected terrorists and keep an updated data bank ,To share intelligence with other stakeholders ,To review and monitor security of vital installations and soft targets and To sensitise the public on terrorism awareness on need basis.