Student killed, 3 injured in Garissa attack

By Cyrus Ombati

Garissa, Kenya: A form two student was on Thursday night shot dead in yet another attack by gunmen in Garissa Town.

The student at County High School was approaching a kiosk in Iftin Market in the town when gunmen who had been on a shooting rampage hit him.

Three other people including a woman sustained serious wounds in the 9 pm incident and are admitted to the local hospital.

Witnesses said the gang had targeted a kiosk dealer and shot him in the chest first before they started to shoot bystanders.

“The kiosk dealer is among those who survived and we believe the gang is part of those who have been targeting and attacking people here,” said North Eastern police boss Charlton Mureithi.

He added police have intensified patrols in the town in efforts to curb such attacks that have now been rampant.

The incident comes two days after a gang shot dead two police officers in the town and injured two others in similar attacks. The injured officers have since been flown to Nairobi for further treatment.

A major operation was mounted in the town on Tuesday that saw up to 100 people arrested but none of them has been of help to police, officials said.