In Summary
  • He said the Friday attack by suspected Al-Shabaab militants that left six people dead and fourteen others injured was unfortunate.
  • A well-placed source within the police told Nation that the three armoured vehicles assigned to them broke down “long time ago”.
  • A non-local intending to get out of Mandera has to use the Mandera-Takaba-Mayale route, proceed to Marsabit then Isiolo and to Nairobi.

Police are still providing armed escort to buses plying the Mandera-Nairobi route, the government has said.

“The police escort of buses is going on smoothly within Mandera like it has always been and at no single moment has the operation been withdrawn,” Mandera County Commissioner Fredrick Shisia said Sunday.

He said the Friday attack by suspected Al-Shabaab militants that left six people dead and fourteen others injured was unfortunate.

“We are and shall continue providing security escort to all buses but we insist that no non-local should be allowed in the buses within Mandera and Kotulo area,” said Mr Shisia.

Non-locals, he said, would only be allowed into buses after the county security committee meets to review the security situation after Ramadhan ends.

A non-local intending to get out of Mandera has to use the Mandera-Takaba-Mayale route, proceed to Marsabit then Isiolo and to Nairobi.

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