Kenya Red Cross suspends ambulance services in Mandera following attack

Kenya Red Cross has suspended its emergency ambulance services in Mandera County after one of its units was attacked on Sunday.

Secretary General Abbas Gullet says the ambulance was responding to a distress call on Sunday night following inter clan fighting when it was ambushed by gunmen and the crew shot at.

One of two crew members on the ambulance sustained gunshot wounds to the legs. They were however saved by police. The ambulance has been left non-operational.

The vehicle was one of seven operated by KRCS and which have been responding to medical emergencies in Mandera which has been facing sporadic battles between two communities.

Fighting between the Degodia and Garre clans has been going on for months and escalated over the weekend with a number of deaths being reported.