Jan 25, 2022

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Suspected Shabaab terrorists kill six in dawn attack in Kenya

Six people were dead and several others were injured following an attack by suspected al-Shabaab fighters in Mpeketoni, Lamu County, southern Kenya.

Several houses were killed in the morning attack in the Widhu Majembeni area also burned to the ground by people armed with crude weapons and pangas, which raised questions about the perpetrators.

According to locals who spoke to Nation.Africa , the Attack can be associated with an ongoing attack. Politics in the region.

“How can alleged al-Shabaab terrorists use pangas? We know they are using weapons, but this attack is linked to local politics. We know that, given its population, Mpeketoni is a determining factor in district politics. We want the police to investigate, “said one of the locals.

Lamu’s police commander, Moses Mureithi, confirmed the deaths of the six and promised to provide further details as they were still there.

“We are working on the problem as we determine how many houses have been burned and how many people have been injured. We will share more information shortly, but we have cordoned off the area to catch the perpetrators” Mureithi said.

More than 60 people were killed in attacks in and near the Mpeketoni area in June 2014. The Somalia-based militant group Al-Shabaab admitted responsibility, but an investigation made allegations Police that the attacks were organized by local politicians with ties to a network of gangs.