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Al-Shabaab militants raid police camp in Mandera and steal BVR kits

Al-Shabaab militants on Thursday morning raided an Administration Police camp in Mandera and made away with four Biometric Voter Registration kits (BVR).

According to a press release issued by the Assistant Inspector General, George Kinoti, the assailants numbering more than 100, attacked Arabia Police Camp in Mandera East Sub County in the wee hours of Thursday morning.

The attackers also escaped with a Land Cruiser which they used to carry their injured colleagues after disrupting mobile communication in the area during raid.


“Security has been beefed up after dispatching a contingent of security officers who are still combing the area with a view of subduing the criminals and recovering the stolen government property,” Kinoti said his statement.

The police have also appealed to members of the public to report any person with suspicious injuries or suspicious activities to the nearest police station.

The raid came just two months after Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru warned that the Al-Shabaab might disrupt the forthcoming general election.

During his appearance before the Legal Affairs Committee in December Mr Mucheru expressed fear that an electronic system would be vulnerable to hackers and Al-Shabaab terrorists as well as being prone to network failures.