Wajir, Kenya — Police in jap Kenya are blaming al-Shabab militants for the loss of life of an officer and a civilian in an assault in Garissa County, at the border with Somalia.
Garissa County police commander Thomas Ngeiywa stated Thursday the 2 sufferers have been amongst six other folks on board a police automobile that struck an improvised explosive instrument in the Hayley Lapsset [refugee?] camp.
Ngeiywa advised VOA through telephone that 3 different law enforcement officials wounded in the Wednesday morning explosion have since been airlifted to Nairobi for remedy.
He stated police suspect al-Shabab militants have been at the back of the assault. He stated a multi-agency safety crew is pursuing the militants.
“We expect it could be these bad boys but we have a lead and we are catching them,” stated Ngeiywa.
The incident comes a couple of days after suspected al-Shabab participants destroyed a radio tower in a police station in Kutulo, in Kenya’s border county of Mandera.
Ngeiywa recommended the general public to record anything else suspicious to police.
“I urge the public to continue being cooperative by giving us early information and in that way, we will be able to wipe this gang once and for all,” stated Ngeiywa.Somalia-based al-Shabab has been lively in Kenya for greater than a decade, even since Kenya despatched troops to sign up for the African Union peacekeeping project in Somalia.