Operations in Nairobi were today morning paralysed following a bomb scare along Moktar Daddah Street after passersby found an abandoned metallic device suspected to be a bomb.
However, a team of Bomb Disposal Unit confirmed the object as harmless.
Police who were initially called at the scene condoned off the area before bomb experts tried to detonate the object.
“This is a harmless object. However, it is a good show that people are cautious and vigilant on suspicious objects,” one of the bomb experts said.
This comes amid rising fears of terror threats in the country.
Last week, police discounted claims of an impending terrorist attack targeting one of the learning institutions in the city.
In a press statement, National Police Service spokesperson George Kinotisaid the claimed situational report alert was fake.
“We wish to put it right that the letter is a forgery and information contained in it is false. It is a manifest whose aim is to cause panic and apprehension to the public,” Kinoti said.
The police have however asked members of the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious persons or activities to any police station.
The purported warning came a day after the Kenya Defence Forces lost 9 of its officers in an attack at Kulibyow base in Somalia.