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7 killed as unknown gunmen attack school in northern Kenya



7 killed as unknown gunmen attack school in northern Kenya

The east African country of Kenya seems to be a haven of wanton violence after unknown gunmen attacked a school in the northern part, killing no less than seven victims, six of which were school children.

A report by Kenya’s KTN television channel revealed that four boys, two girls and a guard were killed during the attack on Lokichogio School, which it said was carried out by assailants whose identities were yet to be determined.

“The attack … is a painful reminder of the state of insecurity along the border,”

Josphat Nanok, Turkana county’s governor, said on Twitter.

Reports say the region is awash with guns due to its proximity to unstable neighbours including Somalia, where al Qaeda-linked militants have been fighting to topple the government.

Read also: Kenya boils as cops gun down 2 opposition supporters

Kenya has been hit with turmoil and social strife with two opposition supporters who were demanding reforms ahead of fast approaching elections gunned down by policemen in the western part of the country early Saturday.

Reports say the incident which claimed the lives of the two victims happened when angry opposition supporters hurled rocks at a police station, while officers used tear gas on demonstrators.

Sam Oguma, who witnessed the incident said; “One person had his head shattered by a bullet while the other was hit on the chest.”


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