Governor Ali Korane has condemned Saturday attack in Garissa where eleven General Service Unit (GSU) officers were killed by suspected Al-Shabaab militants.
The security officers were killed after their Toyota Land Cruiser ran over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on the Degoh Road, Liboi, Garissa County.
Korane sent a message of condolence to the family of the officers who were killed during the incident.
“Deeply saddened by the news of the death of 10 police officers killed in an IED attack along Liboi-Damajale road, Garissa County.
"I extend my condolences to their family, relatives and colleagues. I contemptuously condemn the killing of our security officers by the enemies of humanity,” posted Korane on his official Facebook page.
The officers who are based at Harehare GSU Camp were on a routine patrol when their vehicle hit the improvised device.
Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai who confirmed the attack said they have sent officers to the area to pursue the attackers who managed to escape adding that they believe the explosive device was planted by suspected Al-Shabaab militants.
Nation.co.ke reports that the Kenya Defence Forces, Administration Police, Rapid Response Police Unit and Kenya Police Service have been sent to the area.