The National Police Service (NPS) has issued an alert over a possible Al-Shabaab terror attack during this holy month of Ramadhan.

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In a statement, the National Police Service warned that the Somali-based militant group could be planning to stage attacks in places of worship. To this effect, police spokesperson Charles Owino stated that police were on high alert. 

He further revealed that officers had been dispatched to identified places of worship in a bid to secure the faithful.

"Following police initiative and requests from political and religious leaders, security has been intensified in order for Mosques to be secure for Muslims to conduct their prayers peacefully and to avert possible Al-Shabaab attacks on Churches," further read the statement.

Citing an incident that occurred during Ramadhan of 2015, Owino claimed the terrorist group could be planning a similar attack in ''revenge' over the Muslim faithful recently killed in a New Zealand Mosque.

"In the Ramadhan of June 2014 alone, 150 innocent lives were lost when Al-Shabaab fighters infiltrated the country and conducted heinous attacks in villages within Lamu and Tana River counties. 

Al-Shabaab has also vowed to avenge the over 50 Muslim faithful killed in the Christchurch Mosque white supremacist attack in New Zealand," the alert went further.

Worshippers are now urged to be vigilant.