Five police officers are nursing injuries after they were involved in a road accident in Mandera.
Mandera County Police Commander Job Boronjo said the officers from the General Service Unit were returning to Mandera when the vehicle they were traveling in rolled several times on Saturday evening.
“Five officers suffered minor injuries but are in stable condition and are admitted at Mandera Referral Hospital,” said Mr Boronjo.
He said the vehicle’s steering developed mechanical problem before rolling several times on the Mandera-Rhamu road.
“The officers were returning back into Mandera after escorting the morning buses when the incident happened,” said Mr Boronjo. The accident occurred 15 kilometres to Mandera Town.
Security officers have been escorting buses plying the Mandera-Nairobi route since January 2015 after Al-Shabaab militants hijacked a bus and killed 28 people on their way to Nairobi on November 22, 2014.
“We have towed the vehicle to our police station from the scene and we shall continue providing armed police escort to the buses despite the accident,” said Mr Boronjo.
The police escort from Mandera town handover the buses to their Elwak counterparts for the remainder of the journey.
“Records are showing soft tissue injuries which is not so alarming but once they are examined by the doctor on duty they will be discharged,” said a nurse who requested not to be named.