The US has confirmed that three of her citizens were killed in Sunday’s Lamu KDF-US Manda Bay Airfield Military base attack.
U.S Army General Stephen Townsend confirmed that one service member and two Department of Defence contractors were killed during the Manda Bay terrorist attack in Lamu.
In a statement to newsrooms, Townsend further said two more Department of Defence members were wounded.
“The names of fallen and wounded are withheld as part of next of kin notification process. Out of the respect for the families of the fallen and injured, we ask that everyone to respect their privacy during this difficult time,” read the statement in part.
Manda Bay Airfield is used by U.S. Air Force for providing training to East African troops including KDF, responding to crisis and protecting US interests in Kenya.
“As we honour their sacrifice, let us also harden our resolve. Alongside our African and international partners, we will pursue those responsible for this attack and al-Shabaab who seeks to harm Americans and US interests. We remain committed to preventing al-Shabaab from maintaining a safe haven to plan deadly attacks against the US homeland, East African and international partners,” said U.S Army General Stephen Townsend.
KDF and US soldiers neutralized five al-Shabaab attackers and captured other five.