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Two Month curfew at Kenya's Mandera County after terrorist attack

Two Month curfew at Kenya's Mandera County after terrorist attack

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The Kenyan government has imposed a two-month curfew on the Mandera county starting Thursday, October 27 to December 27.

Residents of Mandera County are expected to stay indoors during the hours of the curfew that is from 6.30 pm to 6.30 am each day.

A statement from the country’s cabinet secretary for interior noted that only residents with a written permit from a Deputy County Commissioner in one of the cited zones, will be allowed to be out during the curfew hours.

The curfew follows the killing of 12 people at the Bisharo lodge in Mandera town.

Al shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Meanwhile, a court has allowed officers of Kenya’s anti-terrorism Unit to hold for ten days the caretaker of the Bishaaro Hotel who is suspected to have aided the attackers.

Mandera County officials have been holding a series of meetings to discuss ways of preventing future attacks.

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