Two staffers of Technical University of Mombasa, Kwale Campus, have been shot dead by armed gunmen believed to be Al Shabaab militants at Mabokoni area in Msambweni, Kwale County.
The two female staffers were travelling back to the university aboard the institution’s vehicle together with two police officers when they were ambushed a short distance from the campus.
The two died while the officers and driver sustained gunshot wounds.
Msambweni OCPD Joseph Chebusit confirmed the incident, stating that the injured had been rushed to hospital.
The attack comes barely a day after Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers killed five Al Shabaab militants in an operation in Boni Forest, Lamu County.
The soldiers also recovered six AK-47 rifles, 321 rounds of ammunition, three grenades and various explosive devices after laying an ambush at Bodhei area in Lamu County.
“KDF assures the public that tracking of the terrorists will continue until the area is free from all security threats posed by this group,” said KDF’s Public Affairs Colonel D O Obonyo in a statement sent to newsrooms on Monday.