In Summary
  • Some of the injured officers went missing after the attack and were found Monday morning.
  • Mr Kitiyo said the injured were taken to various hospitals within Lamu County.
  • In the last two months, security agencies have been grappling with insecurity in the region.

An Administration Police officer has died with six others being injured after a vehicle they were travelling in ran over a homemade bomb in Mararani, Lamu County.

The explosive is believed to have been planted by suspected Al-Shabaab militants on Sankuri-Mararani road in Lamu East.

“The incident happened yesterday (Sunday) evening when the officers were on their normal patrol. We are still in pursuit of the attackers,” said Coast regional police chief Larry Kieng.

Police sources said some of the injured officers went missing after the attack and were found Monday morning.

12 ON BOARD

Lamu County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo said the vehicle had 12 police officers on board when it ran over the explosive device.

Mr Kitiyo said the injured were taken to various hospitals within Lamu County.

“We are investigating the matter,” he said.

The attack came a day after Coast Regional Coordinator Nelson Marwa raised concerns over the crackdown to flush out the Al-Shabaab terrorists who are hiding in Boni Forest.

Mr Marwa’s concerns came following a series of attacks in the county in the past few weeks.

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