There was a sigh of relief on Wednesday, June 19, for relatives, friends and colleagues of the police officer who went missing after a vehicle he were travelling in was hit by an explosive.
According to Wajir County police boss, Stephen Ngetich, the officer identified as Harun Kibera was found in Konton village in Wajir by locals.
He was taken to Wajir County Referral Hospital for medical attention, Daily Nation reported.
This comes barely days after another officer who had also gone missing after the attack was found alive on June 16, 2019.
Seven officers died on Saturday, June 15, after their vehicle run over an explosive between Kharof Harar and Konton centre.
Two others, who sustained serious injuries and were airlifted to Nairobi for specialised treatment on Saturday night.
“We have already buried the local officers according to Islam doctrine. Three other bodies were flown to Nairobi on Saturday,” said Mr Kibaara.
Kibaara, however, denied allegations that the affected officers were recently deployed in the area and did not understand the terrain.
On Thursday, Konton centre was raided by suspected Al-Shabaab militants who were said to have kidnapped three National Police Reservists.
The report further indicated that the Somalia-based militants made away with a motorcycle and a tuk-tuk from Konton.
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