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MANDERA—The names and the birthplaces of the 14 people killed in Mandera Tuesday night has been circulated with most of the victims coming from Central Kenya and one from Mandera County.

Among the victims, however is a woman of Somali origin: Naima Mohamed.

“She was shot dead after she pleaded with the gunmen to spare the men,” a survivors, who is nursing gunshot wounds, told reporters in the referral hospital.

It emerged that four of the victims are from Chaka while five other hail from Nyeri County. Muru has lost one person in the attack while the location of four others remained unknown.

Mandera County Commissioner Alex Nkoyo confirmed the attack, saying security officers were in pursuit of the attackers.

“The attackers hurled petrol bombs at the tents they were sleeping in (quarry workers) before they started shooting them as they fled,” he said on phone.

Mandera County Police Commander, Job Borongo said an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was at the scene of the attack and bomb experts are on their way to detonate it.

Resident around the neighbouhood say the rampage, which began shortly after midnight, continued for at least half an hour. The attack occurred at a village near Soko Mbuzi livestock market in the town.
Here is the list of the people killed in the attack:
Name                                                                Location
1. Maina                                                          Chaka
2. Wilson Kiroa                                             Nyeri
3. Peter  Rurumo                                           Nyeri
4. Edin                                                            Chaka
5. Wambugo Ndugu                                     Chaka
6. Njiri                                                              Nyeri
7. Karumba                                                      Nyeri
8. Hado Hudson                                           Nyeri
9. Kinyua Wa Muthoni                              Chaka
10. Nyamu                                                    Muru
11. Charles Muharia                                   unknown
12. David                                                     unknown
13. Maina                                                    unknown
14. Naima Mohamed                                 Mandera

Meanwhile, four of the 11 quarry workers who sustained multiple injuries have been airlifted to Nairobi by the Kenyan Red Cross.


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