The bus Al-Shabaab militants attacked in Mandera on December 21, 2015 killing one person and injuring three others. PHOTO | MANASE OTSIALO | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Governor Ali Roba said locals protected non Muslim passengers thereby preventing a massacre similar to last year’s when Al-Shabaab members hijacked and killed 28 people, mainly teachers, in a Nairobi-bound bus.
Last week, elders from Wargadud in Somalia were sent to Kenya to ask the militia to leave Mandera within 36 hours but the terrorists are said to have ignored the ultimatum.
The 7am attack happened between Dabacity Town and Borehole II, according to Deputy County Commissioner Julius Otieno.