MOGADISHU, Somalia – Kenya’s North Wajir lawmaker Ahmed Abdisalam Ibrahim has survived an assassination attempt on his life after suspected Al Shabaab gunmen carried out an ambush attack
Hon. Ibrahim came under ambush attack on his vehicle while traveling at Masalale, Wajir County near Kenyan border along Somalia.
His vehicle was destroyed, according to local residents.
In a statement released by a pro-Somali armed group, al Shabaab said MP Ibrahim was injured in the attack, saying he was taken into hospital in Garissa town.
Kenya’s local authorities in the region did not comment on the attack.
Kenya’s northeastern region has seen deadly attacks which killed dozens, with most of those attacks were claimed by al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab.
In December 2015, Al Shabaab gunmen killed 28 people, mostly Christian teachers on a bus heading home to Mandera from Nairobi for the Christmas holiday.
In April of 2015, the group’s militants stormed into Kenya’s Garissa University, where its fighters killed 148 students — most of them Christian.
In 2013, fighters from the al-Qaeda-linked group attacked an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, killing more than 70 people. The siege on the mall lasted for four days.
The group also claimed the responsibility for a 19-hour siege on the affluent DusitD2 hotel on January 2019 in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, which left 21 people dead, while another 28 wounded.