Tension is running high in Kutulo town, Wajir, after a man was shot dead inside Kutulo AP Camp in the ongoing military operation against suspected Al-Shabaab members.
Witnesses told the Nation that 50-year-old Hassan Abdi Muhumed was felled after he was arrested together with dozens of other men in Kutulo town on Thursday morning.
The Nation could not immediately establish the reasons behind the shooting but sources indicated that fire was opened after some of the men protested their arrest and detention.
The operation comes days after Al-Shabaab killed eight police officers in an IED attack on Sunday.
Mr Issa Ahmed Abdi, the Wargadud Ward rep, said Mr Muhumed was a security guard at a local Kenya Power electricity station.
He added that the soldiers rounded up “all the men” from Kutulo town and were being held at the AP camp.
“An innocent man who was a security guard at the KPLC plant in the area has been shot dead by the military,” he said.
Mr Ahmed said the military had resorted to torturing and killing innocent civilians even after volunteering information on Al-Shabaab.
“People have been giving information in regards to the terrorists since they were here and it is their right to be protected by the same government but it’s quite saddening that the people meant to protect are now killing,” he said.
“They are being killed by the terrorists and on the other si