NAIROBI (Somaliguardian) – Suspected Al-Shabaab attackers killed two people and torched a house in a village in the west of Kenya’s Lamu County, Nation Africa reported on Tuesday.
The raid was carried out by eight heavily armed militants who wore military regalia on Sunday evening, according to Taa Village headman Kennedy Luchu Wabwire. He said those killed were 35-year-old Mwanza Ali Nyae and 30-year-old Rai Bingo Rumba.
The house torched by insurgents belongs to a National Police Reservist Kahindi Mangi, who was also present during the time of the raid but managed to escape.
“There is tension here at the moment. Two people, all men, have been killed. One of them was tied on the hands from behind before he was shot in the head. The other one was also gunned down as he tried to escape. Bodies are here with us. They are yet to be removed by police who have already arrived at the scene,” said Mr Wabwire.
Police reservist Mangi thanked God for enabling him to escape and told Nation Africa that he saw a group of eight men wearing police and military uniforms.
“I asked them who they were but they didn’t respond. I shot in the air to scare them. They were undeterred. They surrounded my house. So, I escaped and hid on a maize farm nearby. They torched my house and everything that was inside, including my two motorcycles before they vacated the place,” Mr Mangi said.
Al-Shabaab has not immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
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