No less than two individuals have been shot and killed on December 28 by suspected al-Shabaab terrorists who had disguised themselves as Kenyan navy and arrange an unlawful roadblock in Witu space, Lamu County.
The gang additionally burnt down a motorbike whereas conducting an unlawful search earlier than being confronted by police.
Coats Regional Commissioner John Elungata mentioned that they had deployed extra personnel within the space and notably within the expansive Boni forest to pursue gunmen working from there.
On Wednesday night, a police automotive was heading in the direction of the Mokowe space once they got here throughout the roadblock which had been mounted by about ten males carrying jungle uniforms just like these utilized by the Kenya Protection Forces.
Police mentioned the terrorists had stopped 4 autos and shot lifeless a truck driver and his tour boy.
When the gang noticed the police automotive, they opened hearth, forcing these on board to take cowl within the bushes as they fought again.
The group sought reinforcements as they battled the gang as they retreated into the woods.
And after a break it was found that 4 autos have been being held hostage there, together with one with two Italians and one other truck that had two passengers who have been all rescued.
The our bodies of the driving force and his tour boy have been additionally discovered of their truck which had its gasoline tank broken by bullets.
Police mentioned one other saloon automotive was discovered on the roadblock however had no occupants on the time of the 6pm incident.
The police automotive was broken within the taking pictures. The gang fled in the direction of Boni Forest.
This implies that the terrorists aren’t suspending their operations within the space as a result of worry of extra assaults.
On Monday, two individuals have been shot and killed by gunmen believed to be al-Shabaab militants in Pandaguo space, Lamu County.
Police who responded to the Christmas Day incident mentioned a number of homes within the space have been additionally burned by the attackers.
The realm is near the border between Kenya and Somalia which has been attacked by terrorists prior to now.