Kenya Weekly Sitrep (18 – 24 Oct 16)


Executive Summary


  • A security guard was shot dead during a fire-fight involving security officials and an undisclosed number of assailants reportedly dressed in bui-bui (religious clothing worn by Muslim women in Kenya). Unconfirmed reports indicated that the attack was conducted by al Shabaab militants. This is yet to be confirmed.

Crime – Nairobi

  • Home-invasions remain common in Nairobi‚Äôs suburbs. A home-invasion was reported along Muthaiga Road on 21st October.
  • The targeting of M-Pesa shops continues to be observed. An unidentified number of assailants shot and injured an individual during an armed robbery targeting an M-Pesa agent in Kahawa West on 19th October.
  • Police shot dead criminals during robberies in Babadogo, Kariobangi and Kasarani over the reporting period.


  • Six criminals attempted to hijack a vehicle in Obunga Estate, Kisumu Town, on 20th October.
  • Officers from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) seized two containers containing illicit lead batteries on19th October at the Kilindini Port, Mombasa.
  • The targeting of coffee factories by robbers remains a common occurrence. A security guard was shot dead and two others injured during a robbery in Nyamira on 21st October.

Civil Unrest

  • Eight protests were recorded over the reporting period. Causal factors included land grabbing, closure of roads and killing.
  • An unknown number of people were injured during a stampede in front of Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos Town, during the Mashujaa Day celebrations on 20th October.

Politics and Miscellany

  • The Governance, Anti-Corruption and Accountability Summit occurred on 18th October at State House.
  • On 23rd October, Peter Kenneth, a former presidential candidate and former Member of Parliament (MP) for Gatanga, announced that he would be running for a gubernatorial seat.

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