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Four dead in Mandera car attack

Thursday October 27 2011


Four people have died following an attack on a vehicle transporting Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education exams materials in Lafey, Mandera Thursday.

Councillor Salah Mohammed in Lafey said four people died when a Toyota Hilux vehicle belonging to the Lafey Secondary School head teacher was attacked.

Those who died included the school head, the District Education Officer (DEO), a former area councillor and the driver, he said.

Mr Mohammed also said two soldiers survived the attack.

The provincial police boss and the North Eastern Provincial Commissioner went into a crisis a security meeting after the attack.

Police spokesman Eric Kiraithe, confirming the attack, said the area police boss was rushing to the scene to gather more details.


He promised that police will give a detailed report later.

"We have received a report of a banditry attack in Mandera District about 110 kilometres from Mandera town involving a vehicle carrying government officials among others .

"The District Police Commander and his security team are  proceeding to the scene, we shall give details in due course. No information on casualties and other circumstances has been confirmed yet," Mr Kiraithe said in a statement.