Mandera attack could be by local thugs, says Kega
Kieni MP Kanini Kega (pictured) has urged security officers to investigate if Thursday’s Mandera attack was carried out by al Shabaab or a local militia. He said the attackers could be criminals disguised as militants of the Somalia-based terror group.
Six people were killed when al Shabaab terrorists hurled grenades and fired randomly at a residential building that housed 33 non-locals in Mandera town.
“In Somalia al Shabaab kill indiscriminately. But in Northeastern, we are told they separate natives and non-locals. Police could be rushing to blame al Shabaab while it is a criminal group purporting to be al Shabaab,” Kega said.
He spoke on Saturday after condoling with the family of David Munene, 40, who was among the slain six. Munene worked as a lorry driver. Kega said security should not be devolved as the governors may use police officers to harass their political rivals.