The attack that was witnessed at Widho in Lamu county where six people lost their lives after their houses were set ablaze has taken a fresh twist after new details emerged about the incident that happened on Monday morning.
Coast Regional Commissioner John Elungata has set the record straight about the perpetrators behind the ordeal and has dismissed reports doing rounds that the Al Shabaab militia was behind the attack.
According to Elungata, the attack could be linked to an existing land feud pitting ranch owners and squatters in the region and urged area residents to exercise patience and allow the police to conduct their investigations.
Police reports had indicated that one person was shot dead while another was hacked while the other four who included a business owner and his staff were locked up in a house before the assailants torched it.
A multi-agency team comprising of officers from the Kenya Defence Force and the Anti-terror police were deployed in the area to restore sanity and beef up security.
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