Security heightened after suspected Alshabaab fighters cross into Kenya


Security has been heightened after Alshabaab fighters were seen crossing into Kenya in Mandera county.

According to a report seen by Baraka FM, two group of 100 fighters crossed into the country through Mandera County on Wednesday morning.

According to the report, the two groups were each carrying heavy luggage .

On Wednesday, the National Police Service announced that security had been heightened at places of worship to avert the possibility of an Alshabaab attack.

According to the statement issued to newsrooms,the militia group has a history of striking during the holy month of Ramadahan like other global jihadist groups.

“For a peaceful Ramadhan and the subsequent eid festivities, security agencies have deployed officers around our areas of interest within our cities and in areas near the Kenya-Somalia border’’ Reads a statement issued by the National Police service.

The statement also urges members of the public to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity.

This comes just two weeks after suspected Alshabaab militants fired at a police camp in Ishakani, Lamu county.

According to police officers, the attack took place during the eve of Ramadhan with the suspected fighters leaving inciting writings along the road.