Al-Shabaab Militia Kill Kenyan Security Officer
Somali militant group of Al-Shabaab on Tuesday evening shot dead a Kenyan General Service officer (GSU) along the Kenya-Somali border at Liboi. Reports suggest that two officers who were patrolling the border point were attacked in Harehare, 17km from Liboi town. The other officer escaped unhurt after he shot back at their attackers in a brief gun battle.
Kenyan security has been put on high alert after Uganda was hit by two explosions on the final day of the world cup leading to the death of 76 people. Yesterday, Kenya’s anti terror police unit launched an extensive search at the offices of Higher Education Minister William Ruto following possible threats that a bomb had been planted there.
Security details and bomb experts from the Criminal investigation Department (CID) pitched camp at the ministers Jogoo House Offices where the search lasted about an hour. “There was nothing found there, the place was declared safe and the exercise was called off,” the police source said. The minister was not at the offices at the time of the incident.
Somalia has been without a functional government since 1991 after Mogadishu warlords toppled Gen. Siad Bare’s regime leading to an all out war an the emergence of two militia groups namely Al-Shabaab and Hizbul Islam. There is also at the Somali coast, a piracy scourge with Somali pirates making a fortune from hijacking merchant ships and shipping vessels.
News Report By Abdulaziz Billow
Abdulaziz Billow is AfrobeatRadio’s correspondent for East Africa.