The killers are believed to be Somalis from the al-Shabab Islamist insurgents. Ukunda is 370.8 km (230.4 miles) southwest of Somalia as the crow flies.
“The attack recalled the April 2, 2015 attack on Garissa University in eastern Kenyan in which four gunmen killed 148 people, most of them students.”
Gunmen killed two female employees of a university in Ukunda, near Mombasa on Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast in a suspected extremist attack, a Kenyan police official said Tuesday.
The assault occurred as President Uhuru Kenyatta campaigned in the coastal region for the rerun of presidential elections later this month.
The gunmen suspected to be al-Shabab rebels from neighboring Somalia sprayed a vehicle carrying university staff and police with bullets near the campus, Larry Kieng, the region’s police chief said. Ukunda is 31 kilometers (19 miles) southwest of Mombasa, Kenya’s second largest city.
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Ukunda, Kwale County, Kenya
Kenya (KE) is estimated to have a population of 47.3 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 2.7% pa.
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