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Somalia attack: How to reach KDF, find information

18 January 2016, 20:53

Nairobi - In the aftermath of the attack in Somalia, the Kenya Defence Forces KDF has released toll lines to help families of the victims and missing find information.

The attack has seen an estimated 50 soldiers killed, with reports stating that there could be more. There is also an unknown number of soldiers missing, with claims that a further 12 have been kidnapped.

In an effort to help families of the soldiers receive information on the matter, the KDF has released a series of numbers to help families search for information.

According to The Standard, the numbers can help relatives access information 24 hours a day.

Chief of Defence Forces Gen Samson Mwathethe said counselling centres had been opened in Eldoret, Gilgil barracks and Forces Memorial Hospital in Nairobi to manage crisis following the terror attack on a Kenya Defence Forces camp in El-Adde, Somalia.

Read alsoKDF soldier recounts hell of Shabaab attack

The Daily Nation also reports that those whose kin were at Defence headquarters can call 0792780962, Defence Forces Memorial Hospital 0792780863, Gilgil 0792780864 and Eldoret 0792780865.

" The help lines will be open 24 hours a day. The centres continue to receive many people seeking to know the fate of their loved ones," he is quoted as saying.

Thus far, over 30 soldiers have been airlifted back home to safety with eight of them injured.

The attack has left Kenyans shocked and stoked a revenge mission from the Kenyans who have attacked a number of Shabaab bases in Somalia in the aftermath of the Friday incident.

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