Eight injured in Garissa grenade attack
| Oct 23rd 2014 | 2 min read
Garissa, Kenya: At least eight people were Wednesday evening injured in a grenade attack at Bula Punda area, Garissa County.
Police say the victims are all stable in hospital and no arrest has been made so far. The attackers are said to have hurled the grenade at a crowd before speeding off. The motive of the incident is yet to be known.
“They sped off soon after they had thrown the explosive device at their target. We believe it has something to do with business wars,” said a police officer who asked not to be named.
The attack is the latest such incidents to happen which have claimed many lives and injured dozens. Police say they are looking for the attackers.
In Dadaab Refugee camp, a matatu operator was Wednesday night shot dead in a robbery incident. Police say the victim was shot at close range after he declined to surrender money to his attackers who escaped soon after. Police say they are looking for the gunmen who are believed to be operating in the area.
Last week, a CID officer was shot dead by gunmen as he walked from a mosque. The attackers are yet to be arrested.
Meanwhile, 57 Ethiopians were Wednesday night arrested from a house in Kahawa Wendani, Nairobi days after they had arrived.
The victims are said to be in the country illegally and did not have traveling documents.
They told police they had been brought there by an agent and they were headed for South Africa. They were all taken to the Kasarani police station where they were questioned and are expected in court Thursday.
The incident came days after 15 other illegal aliens were arrested in Muranga area after a salon car they were traveling in was involved in an accident. One of them died while the rest were arrested with injuries.
Police arrest two found in possession of smuggled sugarPolice are holding two suspects after they were found with more than 130 bags of contraband sugar valued at more than Sh3 million in Garissa Town.
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