“It is shocking because the bodies are lying in the church and so far we have no clue of where the attackers are,” said a senior officer in the area.
There is confusion and panic in the town as police sirens move from point to the other in pursuit of possible leads. All roads were closed as part of the hunt on the attackers but no arrest had been made.
Witnesses said there were bloodstains at both churches. There has been an increase in grenade attacks since Kenya sent troops to Somalia to crush Al-Shabaab militants who have been blamed for increased insecurity in Kenya.
Police say they are pursuing several suspects who are believed to be behind the attacks. The latest occurred in Wajir Town on Friday but none was injured. Another one had injured two police officers in Mandera Town.
In Mishimoroni area, Mombasa, two people were killed a week ago in grenade attacks that also left more than 30 injured. Police are holding a suspect.
A gang kidnapped five aid workers working with the Norwegian Refugee Council on Friday and they are yet to be traced. The attacks are believed to be carried out by remnants of the terror gang who are in the country.
Supkem chairman Abdulghafur Al Busaidy condemned the attack and called on authorities to arrest those behind it. “The attackers do not respect the sanctity of places of worship and those behind it must be brought to book,” he said.