Kenya facing 'possible terror threat'

2012-06-07 14:45

Nairobi - An internal UN security report says the Kenya police force has listed seven buildings, including the headquarters of the revenue authority, as being under immediate threat of a terror attack from an al-Qaeda-linked militant group.

Somalia's al-Shabaab militant group last week threatened to attack Kenya's skyscrapers within two weeks, a warning that followed a bomb attack in Nairobi's city centre which killed one person and injured 32 others.

 It was the third time al-Shabaab has threatened to bomb Kenya after the country sent it troops into Somalia to pursue the militants in October.

The UN report circulated late on Tuesday says police are restricting parking at the buildings listed and are screening all people going into them.

Police spokesperson Eric Kiraithe said the UN report is misleading and denied designating any building as being under threat.