Henry Mitch Mayfield, 23 years old is among the US-Soldiers who died at Manda, Lamu.
Henry Mitch Mayfield, 23 years old is among the US-Soldiers who died at Manda, Lamu. PHOTO | BMS

KDF report on Manda Alshabaab attack contradicts with the US embassy report. 

The US embassy has stated that 
three Americans died during a terror attack at a military base in Manda Bay, Lamu.

Henry Mitch Mayfield, 23 years old is among the US-Soldiers who died at Manda, Lamu.


“During an attack by al-Shabaab, an al-Qaida group in East Africa, earlier today, one US service member and two Department of Defense contractors were killed at Kenya Defense Force Military Base in Manda Bay, Kenya,” read part of the US embassy statement.


However, KDF gave a different statement contrary to the American embassy statement. 

"This morning at around 5.30 am, an attempt was made to breach security at Manda Airstrip. The attempted breach was successfully repulsed. Four terrorists’ bodies have so far been found. The airstrip is safe,” said KDF spokesman Paul Njuguna in the statement.


There were reports that the militants outfitted road accesses to the camp with IEDs and also disconnected telecommunication facilities before raging the camp. There are two military installations housing KDF and US forces at Magogoni in Manda Bay.



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