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Bomb scare at city centre

Tension was high at Development house, along  Moi avenue, on Wednesday afternoon after members of the public spotted an unattended luggage outside an ATM booth.

The Barclays bank ATM booth is directly opposite  Nakumatt supermarket, Moi avenue branch.

Police arrived at the scene, evacuated staff and customers from the Nakumatt supermarket and waited for the bomb experts to arrive.

The bomb experts blew up the suspicious black bag and found no explosive device inside.

The contents of the bag included a bible, a German dictionary, a pen and a key.

Here is the Live Text that captured the events as they happened.

The crowd outside Development house on May 7, 2014. PHOTO | EVELYNE MUSAMBI
The crowd outside Development house on May 7, 2014. PHOTO | EVELYNE MUSAMBI

3: 55: The bomb experts have folded up their gear and left the scene. Development house has been reopened for the public.

3: 44:  Bomb experts have blown up the suspicious luggage. Inside, they have found a bible, a German dictionary, a pen and a key.

3: 30:  Staff and customers evacuated from Nakumatt supermarket, Moi avenue branch.

3: 22: Bomb experts have arrived at the scene.