KDF officer who survived attack in Somalia flown to Mombasa

KDF officer who survived attack in Somalia flown to Mombasa

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A KDF soldier during a past drill. PHOTO/FILE.

Mombasa, KENYA: KDF officer who was fatally injured during Elade attack by Alshabaab militia in Somalia, was Friday successfully operated and his hand amputated after he was flown to Mombasa.

28-year-old  Kennedy Otieno Ojiwa underwent  a 6 hour successful operation at Aga Khan hospital in Mombasa.

One of the family members who requested to remain anonymous, confirmed to Baraka FM that the officer’s right hand was cut off after the medics at the facility examined him and concluded that the injury he sustained was fatal.

“He went through the operation successful,we know its painful but we thank God,we are wishing our brother   quick recovery,’’said one of the family member.

The source further said that Otieno was hit by a propelled grenade fired by Alshabaab terrorists.

Its alleged that the KDF officer in battalion, was the one who had been sent to Somalia to rescue their colleagues during the Friday early morning attack by Alshabaab terrorists.

The officer was given first aid in one of the hospital in Lamu before he was flown to Mombasa for special treatment.

A top KDF officer told Baraka FM the number of officers in the Elade camp was 209 before the attack.

The government is yet to release the exact number of officers killed in the attack,though  Alshabaab claimed to have killed over 100 officers after they overran their camp.