× Digital News Videos Health & Science Opinion Education Columnists Cartoons Lifestyle Moi Cabinets Arts & Culture Ramadhan Special Podcasts E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS

Three die after bus hits IED in Mandera

By Fred Kagonye | March 24th 2021
The wreckage of a bus that hit an IED in Mandera. [Courtesy]

Three people have been confirmed dead and 10 others injured after a bus they were travelling in hit an improvised explosive device (IED) in Koromey, Mandera County.

The bus was plying the Lafey-Mandera town route when the incident happened on Wednesday morning.

A man examines the wreckage of the bus that hit an IED in Mandera. [Courtesy]

The injured have been rushed to the Mandera County Referral Hospital. Reports from the county indicate that four people are in critical condition raising fears that the numbers of fatalities may rise.

North Eastern Regional Commissioner Nicholas Ndalana told KTN News that everything is fine adding that officers have been dispatched to the border county to pursue the attackers who are suspected to be Al Shabaab militants even though the Somali-based militant group has not taken credit for the attack.

The incident left three people dead and 10 others injured. [Courtesy]

The attack comes on the last day of Kenya Certificate of Primary Education with sources telling KTN News that the attackers targeted a police car that has been patrolling the area during the national exams period.

Ndalana urged residents in the county to surrender any information they may have about planned attacks to security apparatus saying that attackers may have planned attacks in the region as Muslims approach the Holy Month of Ramadhan.

On January 11, Al Shabaab militants opened fire on a bus and kidnapped three people. This prompted Mandera governor Ali Roba to protest measures taken by the national government to fight terror. He was quoted at the time saying that Al Shabaab militants had mounted roadblocks in the county and that they had control of over 50 percent of the county and that the group had been collecting protection fees from business and livestock from the residents. He also said the group had crippled education as well with only 166 schools in the county opening out of 295.

Take a quick survey and help us improve our website!

Take a survey
Share this story
Dozens in hospital after consuming camel meat
Nauyapong sub-location Assistant Chief Faustino Longora said diminished food supplies forced the villagers to feast on the contaminated meat.
Kenya gives UNHCR 14-day ultimatum to close Dadaab, Kakuma refugee camps
Kenya gives UNHCR 14-day ultimatum to ensure the closure of the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps.