The gunman behind the Kapenguria police station raid was killed after nearly eight hours of a siege that killed at least six police officers including the Kapenguria OCS.
The man identified as Omar Eumod, a teacher at Victoria Primary in Kacheliba was gunned down by commandos from GSU’s Recce Squad.
The actual casualty figure is still unclear and officials say it will grow as the suspect took hostages when rescue team arrived the scene.
Kapenguria police station raid began around 5.30 am and ended at about 2 pm. Reports said one of the nine commandos was fatally wounded in the process.
Police chief said Eumod had been arrested at Nakuijit over terror related suspicion and was due to be arraigned in court on Thursday.
He was to face charges for radicalizing children in the area. Other reports said he had been to Somalia and back to Kenya for a while where he is believed to have joined al-shabaab fighters.
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet said: “An individual who had been arrested for suspect terror links managed to grab a firearm from a report office officer and shot at several officers on duty. His attempts to escape were thwarted by quick arrival of other officers.
In another attack in Lamu, a terror suspect was killed early Thursday morning during a raid at a police camp.
This happened at Mangai Rapid Deployment Unit Camp where police engaged terrorists in a gunfight, injuring several others.
One officer was injured in the attack. The exact number of the attackers who raided the camp at 3am remained unknown, but police the heavily armed militants were up to 10.
Boinnet said a major security operation or special forces were deployed during the Kapenguria police station raid police station attack as a back-up team.
Reports link the two raid to have been masterminded in display of support for the Kapenguria police station raid.
It is unclear how many gunmen were involved in the attack, which left between four and six policemen dead.