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Kenya’s ruling coalition vehicle hijacked by Al-Shabaab in Mandera

Storyline:National News
Jubilee party branded vehicles in Nairobi. Photo:The Star

Al-Shabaab militants are suspected to have hijacked a vehicle belonging to a candidate in the ruling coalition party in Kenya in Mandera, the local media has reported.

The vehicle branded in Jubilee Party colours was flagged down by the militants in Friday evening at Falama area near the Kenya Somalia border the Daily Nation said quoting Mandera South Police boss Charles Chacha.

“We received a report of hijacking of a vehicle that was returning to Bore Hole 11 town after dropping party supporters at Falama area near Kenya Somalia border and the rescue operation is underway,” said Mr Chacha.

The driver of the vehicle and a passenger are still missing. Chacha said the Kenyan military were already pursuing the militants who are said to have crossed into Somalia.