Local police operatives have thwarted a suspected Al-Shabaab attack on a Chinese-owned construction company in the eastern region of Kenya.
The attack on the Chinese company according to reports resulted in the injury of one person
“The attackers were repulsed since the security officers were very alert. There was exchange of fire before the attackers escaped,” county police commander David Kerina told Reuters by phone, adding that the injured person was a watchman’s wife.
“I believe the attackers, who were armed, might be Somali militants. They fled, but we have intensified security operations. So far no arrest has been made.”
The foiled attack comes days after the Islamist group killed no less than 21 people when it launched an offensive on a complex at Dusit hotel in Nairobi, the country’s capital.
Four suspects including four Kenyans and a Canadian national have been arrested and paraded in court for having links with a militant attack by al-Shabab.