Published On: Mon, Jul 11th, 2016

Kenyan policemen escape in Al Shabaab attack

Police officers who were on their way to Lamu escaped death by a whisker after al shabaab militia men attempted to attack their vehicle which was heading to Mokowe in Lamu County on Sunday.

The militia men planted an IED beside a pothole full of water.

It was not clear how many officers were in the vehicle.

Sources told The Star that decision of the driver to wade through the puddle of water saved the officers.

“If the government does not improve the condition of that road more lives will be lost.” Said the source.

No casualties were reported.

The attempt comes a week after heavily armed al Shabaab militia were spotted in the county.

Lamu county AP commander Abdullahi Adan said police had been tipped by the public that suspected terrorists were sighted in Milimani area, Lamu East on Friday morning.

Adan said following the reports, KDF soldiers who were dispatched to the area immediately to assess the situation found nothing.

He said police and military personnel have mounted patrols in the area as a result.

The Star

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