In Summary
  • Kapsowar Mission Hospital and the nearby Moi Girls' High School Kapsowar were flagged as possible terrorist attack spots.
  • County Commissioner Dr Ahmed Omar said suspicious people were seen around the hospital last week.
  • Dr Omar said the security team in the county is on high alert in case of any terrorism-related activities in Kapsowar.

Nine foreign doctors from the United States based at Kapsowar Mission Hospital in Elgeyo Marakwet County have left the institution following fears of a terror attack targeting the facility.

The doctors were said to have left early this week after the hospital and the nearby Moi Girls' High School Kapsowar were flagged as possible terrorist attack spots by the county security team.

Speaking to the media in Iten, County Commissioner Dr Ahmed Omar said suspicious people were seen around the hospital last week, forcing them to act.

"Recent suspicious activities around Kapsowar Mission Hospital put us on high alert given the fact that it is the only hospital in the county with foreign medics," said Dr Omar.

SUSPICIOUS PERSONS

According to locals, suspicious people who were neither locals, hospital staff nor patients were seen around the hospital last week. They, however, reportedly left when they realised tension was building around the place.

Dr Omar said the security team in the county is on high alert in case of any terrorism-related activities in Kapsowar targeting foreign doctors operating at the hospital.

He added that the girls’ school may fall victim in case of such an attempt due to its close proximity to the health facility and its huge population.

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