Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

Police Gun Down Al-Shabaab Recruiter, 2 Children He Used As Shield in Kwale

Al shabaab killed msambweni
Al shabaab killed msambweni

(KDRTV)-Police officer in Kwale has shot dead three people including two children who were used as shield at their home in Kibundani in Coast Diani, Kwale county.

According to our sources, the incident happened at the wee hours of Saturday night, May 30 when a group of elite officers who were on patrol mission received hint of a schemed Al-Shabaab attack

Read alsoMillicent Omanga Sidelined In Race To Replace Kindiki

Police reports indicate that the mastermind behind the planned attack was known as Said  Chitswa,  a recruiter of the militia group

However, according to the very reports of police, the group was planning to attack undisclosed police station.

After the police officers intervened, he led them them to the house of Mohamed Mapenzi commonly known as Spanya within Kibundani in pursuit of firearms.

Mapenzi was then commanded by the officers to open the door but instead he defied and threw grenade towards the officers injuring one

The officers immediately opened fire and shot him as well as two juniors he was using as shield

The suspect`s wife and three other children also sustained injuries and were then rushed to the Msambweni Referral Hospital for treatment

Read alsoCOVID-19: Latest Update From Kenya

The police officer recovered live grenade and jungle jackets in the suspect`s house

According to police reports, other two suspects were arrested and are due to be processed for justice

On the other hand, the three remains were taken to Kwale morgue pending postmortem

The unfortunate incident emerged barely two weeks after Al-shabaab militants ejected 26 police officers out of Khorof Harar police camp in Wajir on Saturday, May 16.

The officers attached to the camp were overpowered and to exile to nearest bushes

“Only 23 officers have returned to the post and 3 are still unaccounted for. Tracing for the National Police Reservists who were guarding the masts and hospital is going on,” police said in a statement.

Subscribe to watch latests videos
Click to comment

You May Also Like

News

KDRTV News Washington DC- The Republican party has been shocked by the support Joe Biden is receiving from their base and President Donald Trump...

News

(KDRTV) – President Uhuru Kenyatta had a lengthy phone call with his deputy William Ruto on Wednesday explaining to him why Jubilee had opted...

News

(KDRTV) – Cotu boss Francis Atwoli has once again hit out at Deputy President William Ruto for allegedly donating wheelbarrows to the youth in...

News

(KDRTV)-The newly appointed Mali`s civilian interim president will be sworn into office on Friday, five weeks after the former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was...