5 Members of Kenya’s National Police Service (NPS) and 3 others belonging to the Kenya Police Reservists (KPR) died after a police transport vehicle was destroyed by a remote controlled improvised explosive device (RCVBIED), at the general area of Boji-Garas near Wajir Town the headquarters of Wajir County, North Eastern Province (NEP) of Kenya.
Wajir featured predominantly in SI Threat Intelligence Reports (S.I-TIR) April-May 2018 period. Tiny cells of Somali terrorists managed to establish operating pads in Savannah grasslands in the NEP prefecture during this period. Boji-Garas is approximately 25-40 kilometers outside Wajir town (about 100 kilometers from the border with Somalia), the headquarters of Wajir County.
These cells acquired capabilities to conduct surveillance, provide logistics, and mount violent extremists’ activities in the general area during the profiled period. SI Analysis projected possible attacks targeting Christian re
Kinetic Operations by Special Warfare Units (a joint task force JTF, of intelligence, police, and army special units) have managed to disfranchise and decommission most of similar cells besides weaken the ability of the rag tag Al-Qaeda affiliate in Somalia along the frontier region.