Tension high in Wajir after suspected militants kill six

Six people including a Kenya police reservist who were killed by alleged Alshabaab militia at Khorof Harar in Wajir County have been buried with locals seeking answers from the government.

Residents in the area claim security officers are yet to be dispatched to track the attackers 24 hours after they struck firing at will.

Area leaders led by Wajir Governor Mohamed Abdi have condemned the killings vowing to soldier on in fighting the militia.

Three others are nursing injuries at Khorof Harar sub-county. They are said to have been ambushed by the militia on Monday.

The killings have elicited criticism from area leaders who are accusing security officers of abandoning locals at the time of need.

Wajir Governor Mohamed Abdi lamented that despite the presence of four military camps residents were still suffering in the hands of Alshabaab.

With tension high in the area following the killings, area leaders are calling on residents to remain vigilant and be ready to protect themselves.

The north-eastern region has often been targeted by the militants.


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