Sad news from the Ministry of Defence intimate that KDF personnel operating in Lamu County ran over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) along the Kiunga-Sankuri road.
Unfortunately, 5 gallant soldiers succumbed to injuries sustained in the incident. 10 more survived with injuries and are currently receiving medical attention.
According to Colonel Paul Njuguna, Public Affairs, the soldiers were on a humanitarian assignment to fetch and distribute water to locals.
Such incidents are common in the Lamu area and the KDF has called upon locals to help identify and weed out terrorist hiding in their midst.