'Al-Shabaab' gunmen take over Mandera village

Al-Shabaab members train in an undisclosed location in Somalia in 2012. FILE PHOTO |

What you need to know:

  • The presence of the over 30 foreigners has caused fear among villagers, hundreds of whom have left their homes, and four schools, including Gari Boys Secondary School, have also closed down.
  • On Thursday, students of Gari Secondary School scampered for safety after receiving reports that the gunmen had been spotted on a nearby road.
  • Mandera Deputy County Commissioner Fredrick Ayieko on Monday said they had received reports on the presence of the gunmen.

Gunmen from Somalia, suspected to be members of Al-Shabaab, have literally taken over a village in Lafey, Mandera County.

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