Car belonging to Kenya Power hits landmine in Mandera

A car belonging to Kenya Power Company has hit a landmine in Mandera Country.

Lafey Deputy County Commissioner Eric Oronyi confirmed the incident said the Toyota Land Cruiser was slightly damaged but the driver was not injured.

According to the commissioner, a driver who was driving the vehicle has escaped unhurt.

The commissioner said the driver was alone in the vehicle and was headed to Takaba from Mandera town along the newly tarmacked Rhamu-Elwak road when the explosion happened on Monday.

“The driver reported that while along the highway between Chabi and Bamboo villages, he saw a suspicious heap of soil on the road and as he swerved it exploded,” said Mr Oronyi.

According to Mr Oronyi, the explosion shuttered the windscreen of the car and caused a tyre burst.

“The driver did not stop despite the tire burst until he reached the nearest police post because he feared for the worst,” Mr Oronyi said.

He said security agencies are doing everything to address the increasing cases of the planting of explosives on the newly tarmacked Mandera-Rhamu-Elwak road.

“We are increasing our security patrols to flush out the usual suspects. I urge road users to continue with their businesses because the situation is under control,” he said.