Friday, 17 June 2016

Police blame dog for false bomb alert at Canadian Embassy


Julia Majale 10 minutes ago 361
 Suspected explosive device was found at the Canadian Embassy in Gigiri, Nairobi
–  A G4S sniffer dog raised the alarm which caused major lock down at the Canadian Embassy 
– The suspected device was later found to be a 30kg package full of visa forms
Police sealed part of Limuru road on Thursday, June 16, after a suspected explosive device was discovered near the Canadian Embassy, Nairobi.
According to reports the device was discovered when a mail van delivered visa application documents at the facility.
The G4S dog barked raising the alarm after sniffing on the van, causing extra security checks in the facility.
Police blame dog for false bomb alert at Canadian Embassy
Armed Kenyan police and private security guard the entrance to the Canadian High Commission after a bomb scare in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, June 16, 2016
A section of Limuru road was immediately put on lock-down and traffic police officer diverted all vehicles to other roads.
A Bomb Disposal Unit (BPU) team led by Commander Eliud Langat arrived at the scene to inspect the suspected device.
Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet declared the facility safe after it was later established that the device was only a 30kg package full of visa forms
Police blame dog for false bomb alert at Canadian Embassy
Police blocked Limuru road as they tried to find the nature of the package left at the Canadian Embassy.
The Embassy had sent alerts to its staff warning them of the suspicious package found urging them to stay away.
“The Canadian High Commission is currently off-limits. All Core Business Staff, Locally Engaged Staff and Spouses not currently at the Canadian High Commission are to remain at home. Update to follow,” the alert read.
The Canadian High Commission is just a few meters from the United Nations headquarters at Gigiri.
In the recent weeks a monkey was blamed for a four- hour national black out in Kenya according to the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen).
The monkey tripped a transformer at the Gitaru Hydro power station, causing a national black out.

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