Barely a week after a police station was attacked and two police officers taken captive, it has now emerged that the Al-Shaabab militants killed the two and paraded the bodies in Somalia.
It is said that the dreaded group paraded the bodies of the two officers in Jilib, Somalia, as they held celebrations and circulated the photos on social media. The two officers have been identified as Constable Job Kibet and Constable Kiprotich Ng’eno.
Al-Shabaab posted photos while posing with a police land cruiser, registration number GKA 398Y and other weapons that went missing after the ambush.
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet had earlier confirmed the attack and stated that police officers had first overpowered the group but the militants retreated and returned with a larger group of over 50 people.
One police officer was shot and later flown to Nairobi for specialised treatment while three others with minor injuries were treated at Dadaab Hospital.
Security agents have since confirmed the photos of the land-cruiser circulating on social media belongs to the police.