Five people linked with Lamu attack arrested

Police are holding five suspects alleged to have played a role in the attack at Widhu Majembeni area in Lamu County, Kenya’s coast.

The Monday morning attack left six people dead and today in the morning one person was burnt beyond recognition following an attack at Bobo-Hindi in Lamu county.

According to National Police Service spokesman Bruno Shioso, the suspects are being interrogated in connection with the incident, which was tied to land conflicts.

He went on to say that they are investigating leads in an attempt to determine whether the incident was linked to the proscribed al-Shabaab militants or sympathisers operating in the area.

"All of the suspects are from the area, and we are speaking with them to find out more about the attack," he explained.

Police said the attackers infiltrated the community and killed two people: one by shooting him in the head and another by slashing him to death with a machete.

They then proceeded to set fire to people's homes, resulting in the deaths of four people in the process.

Several homes were burnt by fire as a result of the incident.

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