Two police officers killed on duty

Two police officers killed on duty

Two police officers killed on duty

In Mandera County, two police officers were killed while on patrol after  their car struck an improvised  explosive device.

The attack happened on Sunday around 5:00am at the Ledhi Sub  Location in Mandera County,  according  to a statement by the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA).

The authority also said that the attack injured a number of other cops. The statement said, in part, “The Independent Policing Oversight Authority  yesterday learned of an  attack that targeted National Police Service officers dutifully carrying out  their duty to secure the  lives of  Kenyans.”

“Sadly, the incident which occurred yesterday, September 3, 2023 at 0500hrs at Ledhi Sub Location in Mandera County, claimed the lives of two officers and injury of several others. The officers were on routine patrol when their vehicle run over an improvised explosive device.”

After carrying out investigations, IPOA established that the attack was an act of terror.

Sadly, two police officers lost their lives. Others were injured in the  incident that took  place yesterday, September 3, 2023,  at 0500 hrs. in the Ledhi Sub  Location in Mandera County. The policemen’ car struck an IED as they  were conducting a regular  patrol. Investigations by the IPOA revealed that  the attack was a terrorist  act.

The authority also expressed its condolences to the National Police  Service, the Inspector General  of  Police. As well as the families and friends of the departed heroes.

“IPOA also hopes for the cops who were hurt in the incident to recover  from their injuries quickly. IPOA strongly denounces the conduct of armed organized criminal gangs  that want to jeopardize  the  peace and serenity that Kenyans enjoy.

Less than a month had passed since the United States and Canada warned  their people heading to  Mandera, Wajir, Garissa, and Lamu counties to exercise caution. The advice was based on information on potential terrorist group activity in  the nation that was gathered.

“Kenya’s border with Somalia is closed, but it is porous.  As a result,Somali militias and bandit groups have  carried out cross-border attacks against foreigners and humanitarian workers in this  region.” Read part of the statement. IEDs were used in a few incidents that led to deaths and injuries. Including one at the Dadaab refugee  camp, about 80 kilometers from the Somali border.

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