Unknown gunmen shot dead a Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officer in Kenya’s northern town of Liboi near the border with Somalia, local residents confirm.
The police officer was shot dead on Saturday night as he left a mosque finishing night prayers.
No group has yet to claim the responsibility. The gunmen managed to escape the scene before security forces arrived for investigations.
Liboi and neighboring districts near the border with Somalia have been the site of increasing grenade and gun attacks targeting both Kenyan security forces and civilians since October 2011, when the Kenyan military entered southern Somalia in pursuit of the Al- Qaida linked Al-Shabaab.
The Kenyan government has publicly attributed the attacks to Al- Shabaab, which is fighting to impose strict sharia law in Somalia.