Recent Al-Shabaab attacks in Kenya hit death toll of 500
At least 500 people have been killed in about 150 separate Al-Shabaab attacks across Kenya from 2012 to June 2015.
Most of the deaths have been in the capital Nairobi, and in Garissa and Mandera Counties bordering Somalia. Mandera has witnessed the highest number of attacks.
Between January 2012 and December last year, 312 people were killed. Nairobi had 113 deaths and Mandera accounted for 68.
Sixty-seven others were killed in Lamu County, according to the police.
On April 2, terrorists killed 148 people at Garissa University College, the highest toll in a single attack.
A Tuesday morning raid in Mandera that killed 14 quarry workers occurred just five days after nine herders were shot dead by Al-Shabaab militants in the same county.
On July 2, at around 4pm, at Adan Jiro in Fino Location, 15 people who were tracking 26 camels that had gone astray were attacked while resting at a dam.
They were surrounded by gunmen who shot and killed the nine. The victims were identified as Mohammed Gabow Takoi 28, Mohammed Mohamud Ibrahim 50, Abdulahi Noor Maalim Aden 38, Abdi Ali Amed 45, Yusuf Abdirahim Ahmed 34, Muhamud Bare 28, Abdi Kuresh Maalim 40, Aden Abdulahi Aden, 37, and Abdi Ibrahim Yakub, 62, who was the owner of the dam.
Their bodies were buried immediately at the Lafey Sub-County headquarters.
On March 16, at 8.30pm, four people were shot dead by gunmen in Mandera Town, two days after Governor Ali Roba’s convoy was ambushed on the Mandera-Arabia road, leaving two policemen and a civilian dead.
A former chairman of the Mandera County Council was killed when two vehicles in the convoy were hit by a rocket-propelled grenade.
On February 26, one person was killed and two others injured in Mandera Town.
The three were ambushed by gunmen and sprayed with bullets as they headed home from a hotel around 8pm.
Mandera County Commissioner Alex ole Nkoyo said the three were attacked by suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen, who had crossed into Kenya from Bula Hawa, Somalia.