Two officials of Tana River County are among people killed by suspected Al-Shabaab attackers at Nyongoro on the border of Tana River and Lamu on Wednesday.
The bodies of Public Works Chief Officer Sammy Mwakisha and Mr Chrispine Dullu, an electrical engineer, which were burnt beyond recognition, were taken to Malindi Star Hospital mortuary on Wednesday night for post-mortem.
The other is of a man only identified as Mr Salat, a teacher.
Three students are among four people who survived the attack with bullet wounds and they were rushed to Malindi Sub County Hospital by Kenya Red Cross officials for treatment.
When the Nation visited the hospital, the students said they were travelling home from Malindi, Magarini and Garsen for August holidays.
One of the students said the terrorists first attacked a Kipini-bound bus that was in front of them but it sped off.
“They then shot again at the police vehicle I was in and one of the bullets hit my leg and I lied down,’’ said Daraka Lucas, 19.
He said the driver of the police vehicle did not stop despite the militia shooting at the tyres to deflate them.
“Luckily we managed to drive to Witu but I do not know what happened to others behind, we also did not see the attackers,’’ he said. -Nation