By CYRUS OMBATI
Three people have been arrested and more than 50 bullets recovered from them following the killing of a police officer in an attack in Lagdera near the Somalia border.
The three were arrested at a police roadblock hours after the incident, which also left another officer seriously injured.
North Eastern police boss Philip Tuimur said they are interrogating the three over the attack of the Administration Police officers.
“We do not know where they were taking the ammunition but officers are talking to them as part of the investigation,” said the police boss.
The officers were on patrol when they were ambushed by gunmen police believe are remnants of Somalia’s Al Shabaab militants.
Their vehicle was badly damaged in the attack that occurred on Monday evening in the latest incident targeting security agents since Kenyan troops moved to Somalia.
A police chopper was scheduled to fly the injured officer from Dadaab refugee camp to Nairobi for further treatment.
Kenya has been hit by a wave of grenade and bomb attacks since its troops entered Somalia last October.
The attackers have targeted Kenya’s northeast, the capital Nairobi and Mombasa, threatening the country’s lucrative tourist trade.
The attack came days after two other officers were shot and seriously wounded by gunmen along the Mandera- Garissa road.