Body of Kenyan abducted by Al Shabaab found in forest
GARISSA COUNTY: The body of Kenyan who went missing after he and his three colleagues were attacked and robbed of two four-wheel drive vehicles in Bodhai area, near Kiunga at the Kenya-Somalia border has been found in a forest.
The turn boy of one of the two missing vehicles was identified as George Mwiti. His be headed body was found in Boni forest on Thursday evening, police said.
Police said his attackers are believed to have beheaded him after the incident on Monday night. The body was later moved to a local police station ahead of its transfer to Maua.
His colleagues in Maua have protested the killing and demanded the arrest of those behind the attack.
His three colleagues were released after being attacked and held by almost 20 gunmen believed to be members of Somalia’s Al-Shabaab militant group on Monday night, police said.
The four had driven to Somalia through the Kiunga border and dropped several kilogrammes of miraa and were driving back to Garissa when they were attacked. One of the drivers identified as Amuar Abdi told The Standard on the phone the attackers were all Somalis and were in military jungle uniforms.
He said they were stopped on the way as they drove back to Garissa from Kiunga border before the heavily armed gunmen took control of their Toyota Land-cruisers.
He added the attackers were headed for a mission in the area and confessed to them they were militants from Somalia. Abdi said they had dropped several kilogrammes of miraa in Somalia on Monday afternoon and were driving back to Maua in Meru through Garissa when the incident happened.
Abdi and his two colleagues resurfaced at the Kiunga police station Wednesday morning and narrated their ordeal to the security agents.
A military operation is ongoing in the area with an aim of getting the attackers who have left more than 100 people dead and others displaced. Police have put a curfew in the area to stop the attacks.