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However, the Kenya National Disaster Operation Centre (KNDOC) which manages and coordinates disaster response at a national level, later put the death toll at 18.
“9 fatalities in Gamba Lamu County, 9 fatalities in Hindi Tana River County. Total 18 fatalities. Injured taken to various hospitals,” said KNDOC in a brief statement.
Kenya authorities had by 5:26pm raised the death toll to 28.
Kenya Red Cross further pointed out that an air ambulance had been dispatched to Lamu for evacuation of two critically injured casualties.
KNDOC said gunfire erupted at Hindi trading centre between Mpeketoni and Mokowe, 15km from Lamu with unknown insurgents opening fire at civilians.
This is the latest in a series of attacks on civilian areas by unknown extremists. Recently, 48 people were killed when Al Shabaab gunmen raided Mpeketoni in June.
Security forces were deployed in the area to maintain peace and stability.
President Uhuru Kenyatta said the killings were politically motivated, a change opposition vehemently denies.