Al-Shabaab strikes, kills three teachers in Garissa

by David Karani

Somalia-based Al-Shabaab terrorists struck at dawn on Monday in Kamuthe area of Garissa killing three teachers hardly a week after they murdered four pupils in the same county.

Garissa County Regional Education Officer Yusuf Karayu confirmed three teachers died and one was injured at Kamuthe Boarding Primary School in the 1.30am attack.

The terrorists raided Kamuthe school where teachers sleep and a nearby AP Camp in the wee hours of the morning.

The attack led to the closure of the school and all teachers working along the common border between Kenya and Somalia will be transferred for security reasons, Karayu said.

The North Eastern Regional Police Commander Paul Soi confirmed the attack noting the militants were targeting a communications mast and a police camp in the area. The mast was partiality destroyed.

The attack at Kamuthe comes barely a week after the Somalia-based militants killed four pupils from Saretho Primary School in Garissa and left three others injured and admitted in hospital.

An attack on teachers in the region two years ago saw two tutors lose their lives, leading to a mass exodus of teachers from the North Eastern region.

The attack was condemned by the Garissa Governor Ali Bunow Korane who termed it as cowardly.

Over the last six weeks, Shabaab insurgents have intensified their attacks in Kenya which has left at least 20 dead.

At least 10 attacks have been executed by the militants in the period including bus attacks, kidnappings and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attacks.

Counties in the Northern and the Coastal region have borne the brunt of terror activity, most of which have targeted security personnel.

Wajir, Garissa, Mandera and Lamu have been worst hit by the attacks.

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