Emotional scene at Chiromo Mortuary as families identify Mandera attack victims

October 26, 2016 12:07 pm
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The Kenya Red Cross Society has also set up a tent to give physiological support to those affected by trauma/FILE
The Kenya Red Cross Society has also set up a tent to give physiological support to those affected by trauma/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 26 – It was an emotional scene at the Chiromo Mortuary on Wednesday as families of the 12 people killed in the Mandera attack went to identify their bodies.

Many broke down as they saw the bodies of their relatives while others were silent and tense as they waited to here the names of those who lost their lives.

The Kenya Red Cross Society has also set up a tent to give physiological support to those affected by trauma.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery said that security agents are working hard to restore normalcy in Mandera following the incident

Nkaissery pointed out that they are collaborating with the Kenya Defence Forces to set up a border command unit to counter the infiltration of Al Shabaab terrorists into the country.

Recently appointed Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe indicated that additional military personnel in the area will specifically be dispatched along the Mandera-Lamu border to deal with attacks posed by the terror groups.

Mwathethe said the newly proposed border command unit will play a major role in securing the porous Kenya-Somalia border.

On October 5, six people were killed after Al Shabaab attack on a residential plot in Bulla public works in Mandera town.

The incident happened as the tenants were asleep and police said the attackers shot at the victims randomly after they had broken into the plot

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