Dismiss ‘terror alert’ circulating on social media as it is fake,DCI tells the public

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,12TH JAN,2020-The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Sunday dismissed a document shared on social media naming a number of installations, social and worship places and purports to issue a security alert.

The document was alleged to have been issued by the Nairobi Area Region Criminal Investigations Officer (RCIO) and signed by Mr. Ben Nyakwaka.

“We wish to confirm that this is a FAKE document. The casual draft is evident for such information if it was genuine at all. It is an open document marked for ‘ALL’. No such classified document is ever dispatched from any authoritative office in this style and design,” said the DCI.

The DCI further stated that the office of the Nairobi RCIO is not authorized to issue such information.

“There are authorities that deal and tasked with such operations and are best placed to issue such alerts. We urge the public to ignore it with the contempt it deserves. It is purely meant to cause apprehension, fear, despondency and panic,” said the DCI.

However DCI has launched  investigations have to establish the source of the fake document, even as the police service sought to assure Kenyans of their safety.

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