Manda Bay attack: Number of killed soldiers revealed

Monday, January 6th, 2020 11:45 | By
Kenyan security yesterday successfully repulsed a dawn raid on Manda Airstrip on Manda Island in Lamu county by Al Shabaab militants.

At least three people including a US soldier were killed in the Sunday dawn attack at the Manda Bay Airfield, Lamu County.

The family of the Fort Rucker soldier Henry Mitch Mayfield 23, based in Chicago confirmed that the US Army had reached out to them on Sunday afternoon and informed them of the death.

Mayfield was killed alongside two other US contractors during the attack where five other terrorists were also killed.

Security has been heightened across the country since the attack with at least five suspected terrorists arrested in separate incidents in the last 24 hours.

On Monday morning, a male Somali-Canadian suspect was arrested in Eastleigh after he was found conducting surveillance at the Kenya Defence Force’s Moi Air Base. The suspected was handed over to a Multi-Agency Team for grilling.

The arrest came just 12 hours after three other suspects were arrested after they tried to gain forceful entry into the Nanyuki-based British Army Camp.

The Chief of Nanyuki town and two police officers arrested the suspected terrorists who had earlier been captured on CCTV and their photos circulated.

The three were later traced near Nanyuki police station where they were arrested.

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