KDF officer killed in El-Adde buried in Maragua



KBC Reporters

One of the Kenya Defense Forces officer who was killed at El-Edde in Somalia has been buried in Maragua, Murang’a County.

Alexander Njoroge Wanyoike who had served as an officer for over 18 years died in the Al Shabaab attack on the KDF camp in El Adde.

A twenty one gun salute in his honor was accorded Wanyoike who worked in the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering department. His colleagues and commanders mourned an officer they said was a dedicated and patriotic KDF officer who served his country with diligence.

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Commanding officer for Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Lt. Col. Maurice Mwangi, together with Major Simon Mugo read the messages of condolence to the bereaved.

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Fr. Moses Karanja of the Kahawa barracks called on Christians to keep on praying for KDF as they continue to serve in the AMISOM mission in Somalia.

“Do not lose hope but be encouraged more by the blood that has been shed by our colleagues and fight the enemy,” said Father Karanja.

Fr. Martin of Catholic Diocese of Murang’a prayed for the KDF.

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Alexander Njoroge who died at the age of 45 years after serving the military for 18 has left behind a wife and three children.

Speaking in Garissa, Leader of Majority in the National Assembly Aden Duale has called on leaders and residents of North Eastern region to support security agencies in the fight against terrorism.

Duale urged for support for the area regional coordinator Mohamud Saleh so as to pacify the region that often gets into the cross hairs of the war in Somalia.

The Leader of Majority said the attack on KDF in El Adde will not cow Kenyans from pursuing the rag tag militia.

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Saying Garissa County lost seven soldiers in the El hade attack Duale said Kenyans must stand firm and united against terrorism, adding that the agenda of the terrorists is to divide Kenyans along religious lines.

Duale said Garissa University that was attacked on April 2, last year ‘occupies a special place in our hearts’ and leaders from the region will do anything and everything within their powers to ensure that institution is up and running.


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