Five KDF soldiers were killed in an explosion in Lamu County after their vehicle triggered off an improvised landmine along Kiunga-Sankuri Road.
10 more soldiers were injured in the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack while on a humanitarian civil assignment to fetch and distribute water to the residents in the area.
Confirming the incident, KDF Spokesperson Colonel Paul Njuguna said the attack happened at around 8am when their truck ran over an explosive device.
“Following the incident, 10 soldiers are receiving medical care from injuries sustained. Regrettably, five more soldiers succumbed to the injuries,” said Col. Paul Njuguna.
Njuguna thanked residents who offered assistance to the soldiers and called upon them to assist in weeding out lurking terror elements in their midst, in order to help in the progressive pacification of Lamu County.