On Tuesday we woke up to the shocking news that yet another attack had been lodged on innocent civilians in Mandera. The gunmen raided a Quarry workers’ camp at Koromei area in the outskirts of Mandera town killing 36 people in the early morning raid.

It has been reported that the more than 50 suspected Al Shabaab gunmen ordered the quarry workers out of their sleeping tents and proceeded to shoot all of them in the head.

And typical of the terrorist group they came out to claim responsibility for the attack. Here is that statement,

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Government spokesperson Manoah Esipisu, also issued the following statement

About 2am, heavily armed bandits raided a Quarry workers’ camp at Koromey area in the outskirts of Mandera town.

They killed 36 innocent Kenyans.

Survivors of the attack indicate that the bandits numbered some 20 people.

In another incident at 8.30pm last evening, 3 masked gunmen stormed Ngamia Club in Wajir Town and started shooting at random.

Immediately, security forces engaged and repulsed them.

Unfortunately, one Kenyan was killed and 13 others injured in the incident. The injured are being attended to.

The Government sends messages of condolences to the families of those who have lost their dear ones and stands by them during this difficult time.

Investigations are underway in regard to both incidents.

A full statement will be issued in the course of the day.

Manoah Esipisu – [email protected]