, Nairobi, Kenya, March 3 – Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has denied reports that there was an attempt to sneak a bomb into the General Service Unit pass out parade on Tuesday.
“There was no attempt to sneak a bomb,” he said in a statement issued on Thursday morning.
Boinnet, however, admitted that a man was arrested for questioning after he was found with an electronic component while queuing to enter the venue.
“The truth is someone was found with a motherboard of a small transistor radio in his bag at the security check as he queued to access the outer gate and was arrested for further questioning,” he stated.
The police boss was responding to newspaper reports that two suspects are being detained after they were found with bomb making materials while entering the ceremony that was presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Police have lately intensified patrols and deployments after Boinnet warned that the terror threat in Kenya remains real.