Massive security operation underway in Witu, Lamu County

A massive security operation is underway in Witu area near Mpeketoni  to track down those behind Monday night fresh attacks.

Internal Security Principal Secretary Mutea Iringo says five people were killed during the attacks by what he termed as unknown people.

Speaking to KBC on phone Wednesday morning Iringo dismissed media reports that at least 11 people had been killed in the attack. He said police are on the ground investigating the attack with a view of apprehending the culprits.

He called on area residents to stay calm as security personnel do their work. He also appealed to the people of Lamu County to embrace the nyumba kumi initiative.