In Summary
  • Elwak Deputy County Commissioner Peter Karanja confirmed the incident and said the destroyed masts were at Chuma Mrefu.
  • On Monday, gunmen damaged a Safaricom mast at Dabacity, some three kilometres from Kotulo.
  • County Commissioner Fredrick Shisia said the attack happened at about 1.45am.
  • Locals now fear Al-Shabaab could be preparing for a major attack following the damage to the equipment.

In yet another attack, suspected Al-Shabaab terrorists damage Safaricom and Orange telecommunication masts in Kotulo, Mandera County, on Monday night.

Elwak Deputy County Commissioner Peter Karanja on Tuesday confirmed the incident and said the masts were destroyed at Chuma Mrefu.

Speaking to Nation.co.ke by phone, Mr Karanja said a team of security personnel had been deployed to “find out what exactly happened.”

LOUD EXPLOSION

Resident Abdi Siadi said: “There was a loud explosion at around 11 pm.”

On Monday, gunmen damaged a Safaricom mast at Dabacity, some three kilometres from Kotulo.

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