One injured after suspected Al Shabaab attack Kenya Red Cross vehicle

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One Kenya Red Cross Society employee has been injured after people believed to be Al Shabaab militia ambushed a vehicle she was traveling in.

The vehicle was attacked just minutes after dropping a group of Kenya Red Cross volunteers who are undertaking a cash transfer program in a local village in the County.

The injured was rushed to Malindi Tawfiq hospital where she is receiving medication.

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The vehicle was ambushed in Ruqa village after it had dropped a group of volunteers assisting with a cash transfer program being undertaken by Red Cross in the area.

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The driver of the vehicle Daniel Jillo says when he heard a loud bang he thought it was a tyre burst only for a bullet to shatter the vehicle’s windscreen forcing him to make u turn despite a hail of bullets

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The driver said he was forced to go back for those he had dropped and fled towards Masalani before his vehicle got stuck.

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Another Red Cross vehicle in the area came to their rescue rushing the injured lady to Masalani Sub County hospital before being referred to Malindi

In a statement, Kenya Red Cross Secretary General Abbas Gullet termed the attack as unfortunate, targeting people who selflessly serve the respective communities in the area.

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