Military joins search for missing officers

By Cyrus Ombati and PPS

Garissa, Kenya: The military has joined in the hunt for two Administration Police officers who are in the hands of Somalia’s Al-Shabaab terror group following an abduction.

The insurgents attacked two police posts at Damajaley and Abdisugow on Saturday night at the main border in Garissa County.

Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo said security agencies in Kenya and Somalia have joined hands to locate the whereabouts of constables Fredrick Chirchir and Joseph Wambugu who were abducted in the attack.

Kimaiyo said the attackers were members of Al-Shabaab from Somalia and that they are tracking their movements. “We cannot account for two of our officers after the attack but we are sure they are alive. Our security forces are pursuing them,” said Kimaiyo.

Continued killing

At the same time, President Uhuru Kenyatta Monday expressed concern over the continued killing of Kenyan nationals by Al-Shabaab militia.

Speaking during a meeting with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on the sidelines of the African Union Summit, President Uhuru said his primary responsibility is to protect the lives and property of Kenyans and ensure they attend to their lives in a safe and secure environment.