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Published: Sun, October 15, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Seven shot dead by unknown gunmen in raid on school in Kenya

Seven shot dead by unknown gunmen in raid on school in Kenya

An expelled student shot dead six of his former schoolmates and a security guard at his school in northern Kenya on Saturday (Oct 14), and was then himself lynched by a furious mob, officials said.

The students were in school preparing for their national exams when the attack occurred.

Kibunja says a key suspect is a senior at the school who was suspended last week after he was found fighting and had vowed to take revenge.

According to surviving students who narrated the ordeal, the attacker is said to have gone to the girls' dormitory first where he switched on the light to locate the specific girl whom he later raped and stabbed.

There was high drama at a police station in Turkana after angry residents stormed in and lynched a suspect.

The pupil, reportedly from the Toposa tribe of South Sudan, was arrested while allegedly attempting to flee into the Kakuma refugee camp following the early morning shooting, which injured 20 people.

Turkana governor Josphat Nanok said 18 people suffered bullet wounds in the attack.

Reports indicate Lojore had been recalled before he hatched the attack against students he claimed were behind his woes. "It's unfortunate", said Turkana police chief Ronald Opili.

Kenya Red Cross said it had evacuated some of the injured by plane to the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret for emergency treatment. Sources claim that the accomplices are members of a militia group in South Sudan.

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