Five people were shot dead on Wednesday evening as four others were injured by unknown gunmen in Garissa town.
The incident took place at about 8.30pm when a gang of armed men forcibly entered a hotel in Garissa and sprayed bullets at the patrons.
Locals initially said the gang had killed six people at the Duels Hotel but Police said they had confirmed only three deaths on the spot as two others succumbed to injuries later.
There are still scanty details concerning the attack. North Eastern Provincial Commissioner Earnest Munyi confirmed the incident but promised to get back to us with more details as he had been away from the Hotel at the time.
The injured were taken to the nearest hospitals for treatment.
The town has been a target of several terrorist attacks that police believe could be orchestrated by the Somali militia group, Al-Shabaab.