One Person Dead, Three Injured in Mandera Attack

One person has died and two others left nursing gunshot wounds in Mandera after they were attacked by armed gunmen on Wednesday evening on their way home from a hotel.

Confirming the incident, Mandera County Commissioner Alex Ole Nkoyo said the three were attacked by suspected Al Shabaab militia who crossed into the country from Somalia’s BulaHawa.

“There is a little tension in town because all the victims of the attack are non-locals and we have information that Al Shabaab have been planning attacks in Mandera," said Mr Nkoyo.


He said the three were masons working with a contractor who is building the Mandera Stadium courtesy of the County Government.

“These three men were walking home from a hotel where they always have super but were shot from behind by three gunmen,” he said.

He said the police on patrol responded to gunshots but were unable to arrest any suspected as the attackers reportedly disappeared into the estates in town.

He appealed to the public to volunteer information to help in arresting the suspects and report any suspicious persons to the police.

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