Kenyan police has warned of major attack planning by Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab group to carry out at Kenyan border along Somalia.
Kenya-Somalia border is on high alert after intelligence revealed that the group’s fighters could be planning a major attack.
Kenyan Police spokesman Charles Owino said officers had identified a suspect in last week’s attack in which three teachers were killed in Arabia area, Mandera town.
He named the suspect as Hassan Hodey a Somali national from Damasa, “Security agencies are also on alert for any possible attack by the militants targeting security installations and any other soft targets along the border between Mandera and Elwak,” he said.
He added that in the past two weeks, the militants had been converging close to the Kenyan border. The buildup has been evident in Hola, Dura, Jidahaley, Juma and Ilkabere.
The militants’ movement towards the Kenyan border is attributed to the ongoing purge on their bases in Somalia by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
However, Kenya has suffered the far-reaching effects of repeated attacks by Somalia-based Al-Shabab terrorist group for years.