BY CORRESPONDENT,LAMU,29TH NOV 2017-Suspected Al-Shabaab militants have ambushed an escort vehicle Lango La Simba in Nyongoro, along the Lamu-Malindi road killing Two Administration Police officers while injuring three others .
According to Coast Police Boss Larry Kieng who confirmed the Tuesday morning incident said the officers, who were escorting five passenger buses from Lamu to Mombasa, died on the spot.
The officers’ vehicle had remained behind after one of the buses, which had been flagged down by the heavily armed militia, slowed down.
The buses that the officers were escorting had to be taken to Witu Town and then delayed at the Gamba roadblock for some hours before they were allowed to proceed with their journeys.
Boni Enclave Campaign Director Joseph Kanyiri says police officers had been sent to the scene.
By the time of going to press Kenya Defence Forces helicopters were patrolling the area as security personnel pursued the killers.
The attackers first distributed leaflets to the passengers but did not harm them.Sources say the leaflets carried specific massage saying they were only interested in government officials not ordinary citizens.
“They then alighted and went for the police escort vehicle. That’s when we started hearing gunshots and that was when it dawned to us that the men were Al-Shabaab,” a passenger who spoke on the condition of anonymity .
The source also said that other police officers are feared to have been taken hostage by the militants during the attack.