In Summary
  • Lamu County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo confirmed the killings.
  • Tension is high in Hindi town and its environs following the killing of the four men.

Four people have been beheaded in two villages in Hindi, Lamu West by suspected Al-Shabaab militants.

The attacks occurred in Silini-Mashambani and Bobo villages.

A senior administrator in the area who talked to the Nation on Wednesday morning and requested not to be named as he is not authorised to speak to the media said a man was beheaded by a group of armed men at Silini-Mashambani village at 6.30pm Tuesday.

The other attack took place at 1.30am Wednesday when armed men, suspected to be Al-Shabaab militants raided Bobo village, which is about three kilometres from Silini.


According to the administrator, the attackers were armed with AK 47 riffles and went from house to house ordering residents to come out of their houses before they beheaded three men.

Lamu County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo confirmed the killings and said they were yet to establish if the attackers were Al-Shabaab militants.

“Four people have been killed at Bobo and Silini in Hindi. We are yet to establish whether those who carried out the attacks were really Al-Shabaab.

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