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Bomb scare in city centre, police close down busy street – PHOTOS

Police temporarily closed down Moktar Daddah Street, near Ufundi Cooperative, in the city centre on Wednesday after an object suspected to be a bomb was found at the Technical Institute of Kenya.

Central OCPD Robinson Thuku said bomb experts were deployed to the scene after the jungle-greenish object was sighted on the lowermost stair to the institution.

PHOTO | FRED MUKINDA
PHOTO | FRED MUKINDA

Mr Thuku told Nairobi News that the presence of the suspicious object was reported by students who had arrived at the institution in the morning

Police officer had a hard time trying to control crowds as they cleared the street.

Bomb experts at the scene later said the object was a motor vehicle spare part. Last week, the National Police Service dismissed a letter circulating on social media and purportedly signed by Nairobi head of CID Nicholas Kamwende that warned of an impending terror attack at an unspecified learning institution.