Experts deployed after bomb scare in Eastleigh building

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 23 Sep, 2021 15:38 | 2 mins read

Bomb experts were on Thursday, September 23 afternoon deployed to a building in Eastleigh, Nairobi County after a threatening note was left inside the lift.

Unknown people had left a note stating that their was an explosive device in Yare Plaza.

Starehe Sub-County Police Commander Julius Kiragu said that already operation to search for the explosive if at all it was there was ongoing.

“Currently, detectives are up and down trying to search for the explosive that is said to be in the building,” he said.

The note according to police sources revealed that the explosive will blow any time as from 1pm.

By time of going to press, all civilians had been safely evacuated from the building.

However, the weight of the matter did not stop onlookers from milling around the building that had been sealed off by officers as a crime scene.

The building which is a five storey is located along Eastleigh First Avenue in Nairobi.

Caleb Otieno, who works in a building located adjacent to Yare Towers said that they were asked to close shop.

“We have been asked to leave this area and it has been condoned off by armed police officers,’ he said.

Another witness, Derick Matoke who is a matatu tout plying the Eastleigh- Nairobi CBD route said that the street was almost empty which is never the norm.

He said that the street is usually parked with several matatus, vehicles and people.

“The street is very clear as we talk apart from a few people who are being asked to go away by the police,” he said, adding that most businesses had been closed down.

This is not the first time such an incident has happened causing alarm in the city.

In January 2020, there was a bomb scare at Doctors Park in Parklands that saw a number of people being evacuated from the building.

On the fateful day, some people picked the note that stated the bomb will blow anytime as from midday.

However, nothing happened after it emerged that the writer of the note was only scaring occupants of the 12 storey building.

Witnesses say that police officers were having hard time trying to ask people to leave areas around the building.

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