Al-Shabab ‘collects more revenue than Somali government’

Using intimidation and violence, Somalia-based Islamist militant group al-Shabab raises as much revenue as the country's authorities, a report says.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Kenya: Names of seven police officers killed by Al Shabab in Mandera bus attack revealed

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Seven police officers returning from leave were among the eleven people killed on Friday evening by a contingent of Al Shabab militants who waylaid a bus heading to Mandera at Wargadud village in Wajir County.

Confirming the number of passengers killed in the ambush, Wajir County Commissioner Lyford Kibara stated that the ill-fated bus—Medina Bus—was attacked by at least seven militants who targeted non-local passengers.

“There (Al Shabab) aim is to create hostilities among locals and other Kenyan communities,” Kibara said. Eleven bodies were last night received at the mortuary in Wajir County Referral Hospital.

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The seven police officers who lost their lives in the attack were away on leave and returning to resume duty at their station in Rhamu.

The officers who lost their lives in the attack are:

  1. CPL Athanus Kiti of police number 86572
  2. PC Enos Odhiambo of police number 114365
  3. PC Kevin Mandela of police number 116155
  4. PC Wisely Meli of police number 116135
  5. PC Tikane Kasale of police number 114968
  6. PC Francis Mbuvi of police number 109057

Three civilians among them Rodgers Machuka, a medical practitioner based in Mandera and Leonard Mukanda and one unnamed teacher were also killed in the attack.

Two police officers—Emmanuel Barasa of police number 115425 and Nathan Bett of police number 114571—are believed to be missing, but Commissioner Kibara maintains only one is unaccounted for. 

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