Police shoot dead suspect and arrest 8 in Mandera clashes

Police on Tuesday morning shot dead one person and arrested eight others in Rhamu area of Mandera County where fierce inter-clan fighting continues to be reported.

This brings to two the official police figure on the number of deaths reported so far.

Mandera County Commissioner Alex Nkoyo said the slain man was found with an AK 47 rifle and ammunition believed to have been used in the fighting.

He was shot after resisting arrest at his home.

Police were conducting a raid on homesteads to flush out armed militia.

Meanwhile over 1000 people displaced by the fighting face an acute shortage of supplies and emergency medical assistance, after the Kenya red Cross suspended some of its humanitarian services.

The move by KRCS followed an attack on one of its ambulances which left the vehicle’s driver seriously injured.