Nation Media Journalists attacked

Nation Media Journalists Attacked in Isiolo-Samburu Border

Unknown bandits attacked two Nation Media Group journalists on the Isiolo-Samburu border on Monday, October 19, reports say.

The incident happened when the journalists were covering clashes between police and residents in Serelipi area.

Reports from the Nation Media Group (NMG) say that the two journalists Geoffrey Ondieki and Jeff Lekupe sustained injuries following the attack, but they are in stable conditions.

Pictures seen by the Kenyan Herald reveal the extent of the attack as the journalists’ vehicle was badly damaged on the windscreen.

In other news, Police on Sunday repulsed an attack on a security camp by suspected al Shabaab terrorists in Mandera County.

The incident happened at 9pm but luckily no one was injured.

Mandera County Commissioner Onesmus Kyatha said that the attackers used rocket-propelled grenades (RPG) to attack the camp.

“At about 9pm last evening, there was an attempted attack on one of our security camps along the common border with Somalia but our officers managed to repulse the attackers,” Kytha told the Nation Newspaper.

According to Mr Kyatha, all the officers at the camp are accounted for with no injuries and no damage was caused in the incident, further noting that the border with Somalia remains volatile.

“Security situation in the area remains unpredictable as we continue receiving intelligence on the movements of the al Shabaab on the Somalia side,” he said.

Several security reports have indicated that the militants are on a revenge mission after some fighters were killed by Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) in a clash at Alungo in Mandera Mandera South last month.



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