By Anthony Kai Kai
Head of ‘Operation Linda Boni ‘ James Ole Seriani has refuted claims of an attack against a General Service Unit (GSU) camp at Mukowe in Lamu.
According to Ole Seriani, the officers fired randomly as a precautionary measure after hearing some suspicious movements.
Locals however claimed that there was a fierce exchange of gunfire that lasted for several minutes.
Preliminary findings indicate that the officers manning the camp heard some suspicious movements around the camp prompting them to fire randomly.
The 1am incident left residences of Mukowe in fear with some claiming there was a fierce exchange of fire that lasted for several minutes.
Lamu county security commitee and a joint Boni enclave campaign team has however ssured the public that security measures have been taken to thwart any imminent Al-shabaab attack.
A massive security operation comprising of several units of heavily armed security personnel is ongoing in a bid to flash out remnants of the rag tag militia who are believed to be holed up inside Boni forest.
The latest attack come only days after a convoy of Public Works Permanent secretary came under attack in an incident that left three people dead.