Two people have been killed and a house torched in an attack suspected to be carried out by Al -Shabaab terrorists in Taa village near Pandanguo in Witu division, Lamu County.
The attack took place around 8:00 pm Oclock on Sunday night.
Taa village headman Kennedy Wabwire, said that eight people wearing military uniforms and armed with guns invaded one of the National Police Reservist (NPR) houses.
He said they found a civilian aged 35-year-old by the name of Mwanza Ali whom they tied a rope behind his hands before shooting him in the head and killing him instantly.
They proceeded to a neighboring house, found another civilian 30-year-old Rai Rumba, shot and killed him as he tried to escape.
“There is tension here. Two men have been shot dead by people armed with guns,” said Mr Wabwire.
One of the National Police Reservist (NPR) Kahindi Mangi, 50 years, who is the owner of the burnt house said he was lucky to escape unhurt.
Mr Mangi says eight people wearing clothes compatible with the army and the police arrived at his house around 2:30 in the morning.
He says he tried to question them as to who they were there but they refused to answer, which made him fire two shots in the air to scare them.
“When I saw that they were not scared, I went out and hid in the corn field near my house. They set my house on fire. Inside there were two motorcycles that were both burnt,” said Mr Mangi.
Reverend Benard Baya of African Inland Church (AIC) Mpeketoni has condemned the attack, citing the need of the government to intervene and bring the perpetrators into book.
The village boarders the terror prone Boni forest where a multi agency security operation Amani Boni has been ongoing.
Lamu County Commissioner, Irungu Macharia has confirmed the attack and dismissed allegations that the attackers were Al Shabaab terrorists.