Suspected Al-Shabaab militant kill three people in North Eastern Kenya
MANDERA, KENYA: Three people were killed by unknown gun men in two separate incidents in North-Eastern region bordering the war-torn Somalia on Wednesday.
In the first incident, militia men suspected to be the members of the Somali Islamist group, Al-Shabaab stormed the site of a construction company, which is working on a road project in Mandera County and killed one person.
Confirming the 11.30 am incident, Mandera county commissioner Alex Ole Nkoyo said the militia numbering about five and armed with sophisticated weaponry, attacked Earth construction company field killing a driver before retreating towards the adjacent Somali border.
He said, the militia fired aimlessly at the workers after cordoning off the construction site from all directions.
“After sealing off the field site, the militia men who were highly we believe to be the members of the Al-Shabaab started shooting the workers from all directions indiscriminately. However, others managed to escape unhurt,” he said in phone interview.
The incident comes barely three days after a group of armed Somali gun men attack Fino police post in Lafey sub-county and injured two police officers in a fierce gun fight that lasted over 30 minutes.
In the second incident, two people were killed in Garissa town on Wednesday night by unidentified assailants.
Confirming the incident Garissa Deputy county commissioner Dominic Kyenza said unknown armed men opened fire at people around Bulhan area killing one instantly and seriously wounding another at 8.30 pm.
He said the victim who sustained serious injuries succumbed while on treatment.
Kyenza said none of the culprit was arrested since they rushed into unknown destination, however said they were following a crucial leads to arrest the culprits.