Three people were killed and three others injured on Thursday after a bus they were travelling in was attacked by suspected Al Shabaab militants at Nyongoro area within Lamu County.
Reports indicate that the Lamu-bound bus christened “Mombasa Raha” was coming from Mombasa.
Heavy gunfire was reportedly heard from the scene as some passengers fled into nearby bushes.
Lamu County Commissioner Irungu Macharia, who spoke to Nation, confirmed the incident.
“I have heard of such an incident but I am headed to the scene…I am also liaising with officers on the ground. Details on injuries, casualties or the bus company are yet to be established but I’ll give details soonest,” said Macharia.
Special Security Units have reportedly been deployed to the scene.
Lamu is notorious for such attacks with the militants hiding in Boni forest when confronted by local security teams.