By KBC Reporters
Security agencies have intensified operation against Al-shabaab militants in Boni forest following another daring attack targeting Mukowe GSU camp.
Officers manning the camp however managed to repulse the heavily armed militants.
No casualties have been reported following the Tuesday 1am incident.
The attempt was foiled by alert officers who managed to repulse the heavily armed assailants during the 1 am incident.
Officers manning the camp located along the Boni forest belt spotted the group trying to use the cover of darkness and managed to stop their advance.
Gunshots rent the air for several minutes leaving residents of Mukowe in fear. General service officers managed to overpower the militants who escaped into the nearby bushes.
A massive security operation comprising of several units of heavily armed security personnel has been launched to pursue the Al shabaab adherents who are believed to be holed up inside Boni forest.
The incident took place just hours after President Kenyatta addressed rallies in Kizingitini in Lamu East and Mpeketoni in Lamu West, where he warned agents of terror that their time was up.
President Kenyatta said Government security forces have intensified their hunt for terrorists in Boni forest and will not stop until the security threat is eliminated.
“We have stepped up efforts to rid the country of the evil forces. I have no apologies to make in taking the tough measures were taking,” President Kenyatta said.
The latest attack come only days after a convoy of Public Works Principal Secretary came under attack in an incident that left three people dead.
The PS was later rescued by KDF and is admitted to hospital following the Thursday attack.
They were heading to Witu to visit displaced persons living in camps on July 13.