Al Shabaab militants kill kidnapped Mandera chief
SEE ALSO :Car bomb kills 61 people in MogadishuThe body was expected to be transported back to Kenya Thursday night. "They had demanded a ransom of Sh4 million but after the negotiations broke down, the gunmen tied him on a tree and shot him at close range," said a Kenyan security official aware of the incident but who asked not to be named. Mkutar was popular among locals in Arabia. He was in the company of his assistant in a public service vehicle headed for Mandera Town when the gunmen struck. Officials said the gang seemed to target him and after they got hold of him they hijacked a miraa van and drove off towards Badhere area about 50 kilometers away from Kenyan border.
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