As per the latest news reaching us, at least 3 Kenya Defence Forces soldiers have died and several others injured after their military lorry overturned along Elwak-Kotulo-Wajir road in Mandera County.
Mandera South Deputy County Commissioner Daniel Bundotich said the officers were in a convoy of three lorries heading to Mandera from Wajir when the mishap accidentally occurred.
“The bodies of the 3 KDF soldiers and the injured have since been airlifted to Nairobi,” said Mr Bundotich Daniel.
KDF Spokesperson Colonel David Obonyo said that the seven soldiers who were injured in the Friday 1st December 2017 Mandera Accident at about 10am in the morning have been airlifted to Nairobi City for specialised medication and attendance.
Mr Bundotich denied initial reports that the KDF convoy had been hit by a roadside explosive.
“It was an accident and not a terrorist attack,” he mentioned.
There has been a spike of terror attacks in the area forcing the government to ban non-locals from using public transport on the roads within Mandera County.