Al-Shabaab militants on late Sunday burned two construction vehicles in an attack near H Young & Co’s camp at Milihoi in Lamu County.
Lamu County Commissioner Irungu Macharia told the local media “the police engaged the militants forcing them to flee, the attacker’s hurled explosives at the vehicles – the company’s excavator and a lorry ferrying cement – causing explosions in the incident at about 12.30 pm”.
The excavator controller and lorry driver jumped out of the vehicles and escaped unhurt. They hid in the bushes until security agents came to their rescue.
This attack comes barely two weeks ago after another attack reported in Mandera County leaving four road construction excavator burnt between Arabia district and Koromey village under Mandera County.