By Beth Nyaga
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 an individual was arrested after he was found with a motherboard of a small transistor radio in his bag at the security check.
Boinnet issued the statement in response to a report by a local daily that a bomb was intercepted as it was being sneaked into the GSU pass out parade where the Head of State President Uhuru Kenyatta was in attendance.
“It is hence quite unfair for the media house to sensationalize such a grave matter obviously aimed at causing unnecessary panic for reasons only known to themselves,” the statement read in part.
Police have in the recent past intensified patrols and deployments after Boinnet warned that the terror threat in Kenya remains real.