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Security Heightened In Mosques During Ramadhan

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Security has been heightened in various mosques across the country as Muslims mark the holy month of Ramadhan.

Police say this is to enable Muslims conduct their prayers which extend late into the night peacefully and also avert possible Al Shabaab attacks.

Police spokesman Charles Owino says that a section of political and religious leaders had requested that security be improved as the Muslims conduct their prayers.

Al Shabaab has a history of striking during Ramadhan and emulating global jihadist groups’ modes of attack.

In June 2014, at least 150 lives were lost when Al Shabaab fighters infiltrated the country and conducted attacks in villages within Lamu and Tana Rive Counties.

Al shabaab has also vowed to avenge the over 50 Muslim faithfuls who were killed in the Christchurch mosque white supremacist attacks in New Zealand last month.

 

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