Gunmen have shot dead a police officer who was guarding two Cuban doctors in a road ambush in Mandera town.
In the daring attack that was staged a few minutes after 9am, the armed assailants in two small cars first blocked the vehicle ferrying the medics to work.
According to witnesses, they then alighted and opened fire on the police officer, killing him instantly.
Another officer managed to escape in the attack that happened right in the middle of the northern-Kenya town.
They then bundled the two health workers into their car and drove off in what is suspected to be an abduction.