Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Al-Shabaab militants tried to invade a GSU camp in Mokowe, Lamu just hours after President Uhuru Kenyatta

Al-Shabaab militants tried to invade a GSU camp in Mokowe, Lamu just hours after President Uhuru Kenyatta addressed rallies in the county and ordered for their killing.

A police sources said two groups were spotted approaching the camp at 1am on Tuesday but were repulsed.

“We asked them to identify themselves but they refused. There was an exchange of fire that lasted for about 20 minutes before we overpowered them and they disappeared into the bushes,” said the source who requested to remain anonymous since he is not authorised to speak to the press.

Another police source who also talked on condition of anonymity said he received a text message from one of his bosses asking him to be alert since Mokowe GSU camp was under attack.

He said no casualties were reported.

Locals who who talked to the Nation on Tuesday said heavy gunshots were heard overnight.

Nagala Soo Xiriir

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