Ten people feared dead after suspected militants raid Jima and Poromoko villages in Lamu

Ten people were Saturday butchered by suspected armed Al-shabab militants in Jima and Poromoko villages in Lamu West Constituency.

This attack comes in the wake of another one four days ago by the militants in Pandanguo village where a police post was overrun before raiding the village clinic for medical supplies as well as making away with the police land cruiser.

Security officers have however maintained that the police armory was not raided in the Pandanguo incident that left three officers and an unknown number of militants dead.

In the Jima and Poromoko incident Lamu County’s top security bosses have remained mum despite fears by residents that more attacks are likely.

Speaking to KNA residents stated that the recent attack seems to have targeted mainly men of non-Muslim origin raising fears of a new wave of attacks over unresolved land issues in Lamu.

The men were slaughtered in what seems to have been a well orchestrated move that had been planned for weeks maybe even months, Famau Abu a resident who spoke to KNA stated.

This attack is likely to draw increasing pressure on security agents to secure the county ahead of the elections with fears that it could lead to mass migration of non-indigenous people following the new wave of attacks.

Source: Kenya News Agency