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Gunmen kill five near Daadab camp
Friday, May 24, 2013
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Five people including three security guards were Wednesday night killed by unknown assailants in Garissa in two separate incidents.
In the first incident two men, one believed to be a prison warden were shot dead at 6 pm on ten meters from the administration police anti-shifta camp while in the second incident three security guards were gunned down while on night duty at the Ifo market.
According to residents, the three guards were on duty at the local shopping centre when the gunmen armed with AK 47 rifles ambushed them and shot them. Four others were injured and are currently admitted at the Dadaab district hospital with gunshot wounds.
North Eastern Provincial police boss Charlton Mureithi while confirming the incident said that police will not relent in their efforts to apprehend the individuals behind the insecurity incidence in the county.
“Just like corruption crime fights back and this is the work of people out to destabilize and ruin the good work that our officers have been doing during this ongoing operation,” said the police chief.
The PPO said it was unfortunate that innocent civilians continued to lose their lives in cold blood something he said police were determined to an end to.
He said they had profiled names of individuals they believed to be linked to the spate of attacks in Garissa town.
Police in Garissa County have launched a manhunt for assailants. Police have mounted a major operation in the area that has experienced a spate of insecurity in the last few weeks.
Late last week a senior sergeant was gunned down in Wajir town by unknown assailants as he was walking on the streets of the town while in Mandera scores have been killed as a result of the inter clan clashes pitting two warring clans of Garre and Degodia.
Also two weeks ago a police reservists was shot dead at the Ifo market as he boarded a bus and his firearm stolen. His killers remain at large even though his fire arm was later recovered.
Meanwhile, members of the public took the law into their hands and hacked to death two notorious robbery suspects at Kanyamedha village in Kisumu North District.
The two are said to be among part of an organized group that has been staging a series of robberies and burglaries in the area.
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