Police in frantic search for Mandera bus killers
22 November 2014, 14:32
Nairobi - Police are making frantic efforts to catch the killers of 28 people who were murdered aboard a bus from Mandera by suspected Al Shabaab militants.
The bus traveling to Nairobi with 60 passengers was
hijacked at dawn Saturday a few kilometers from Mandera near Kenya's border with Somalia.
About 20 gunmen ordered all the
passengers out of the bus and separated those who appeared to be
non-Muslims from the rest and shot them at close range, according to reports.
And after slow police response to the attacks, they have now launched a manhunt for the killers.
" We are following up on leads as concerns the attacks. We have a team on the ground working on catching up with the criminals," Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo said Saturday.
It is not yet clear if the attack was orchestrated by Al Shabaab militants even though reports in the ground indicate that the attack indeed was well planned and executed.
So far, no arrests have been made.
Of the dead, it is believed most are public servants working for the government and County authorities.
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