KDF hits Al-Shabaab in air and land strikes as Uhuru sends stern warning

Chief of Defence Forces Gen Samson Mwathethe addresses journalists at Wilson Airport on January 18, 2016 after receiving more soldiers who were airlifted to Nairobi. The military boss said security forces had launched an operation to pursue attackers and find missing soldiers. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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  • Help lines: Defence headquarters: 0792780862; Defence Forces Memorial Hospital: 0792780863; Gilgil: 0792780864; and Eldoret barracks: 0792780865

  • Besides the bombing of Al-Shabaab bases, KDF soldiers were also engaged in a search and rescue mission, which entered its fourth day on Monday.

  • By Monday, 30 soldiers who survived the Friday attack had been transferred to Nairobi.

  • There are others who were still hiding in bushes but had sent signals that they were still alive and were waiting to be picked up and flown to Kenya.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday declared that Kenya would not be cowed by terrorists as Kenya Defence Forces mounted a counter-offensive strike against Al-Shabaab bases in Somalia.

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