Buses plying North Eastern Kenya routes now required to travel with police escort

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Public services, Vehicles, plane routes mapped out as terror zones will not be allowed t travel without police escort.

The declaration was made by the regional commissioner Mohamed on Saturday in Garissa barely a week after 11 passengers were killed by Al-Shabab militants aboard Madina bus en route to Madera from Nairobi.

He similarly ordered all security units to enforce the declaration.

Despite several such directives in the past, bus mangers have complained of harassment, frustration and extortion by the escort who demanded the buses at their commands.

The affected routes are the notorious Wajer route, Garissa, Libio roads.

Two people were last week apprehended in connection with Friday bus attack where 11 people lost their lives in Al Shabab raid.

7 police officers returning from leave were among the 11 people killed on Friday evening  by the contingent of Al Shabab militant. The bus was heading to Mandera.

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