Police: Gunmen kill 2 in attack at Kenya university

Two female staff members were killed, and a driver and two policemen were injured, a police official who did not want to be named told Reuters.

The Technical University of Mombasa. Picture: tum.ac.ke

MOMBASA, Kenya – Two staff members were killed and several students were injured in Kenya after gunmen opened fire at the Technical University of Mombasa’s campus in coastal Kwale county on Tuesday, a police official and a witness said.

Two female staff members were killed, and a driver and two policemen were injured, a police official who did not want to be named told Reuters.

A witness who did not want to be named told Reuters she and several other students had fled their vehicle when gunmen opened fire on them and had seen blood-covered students being carried from the building as police descended on the campus.

The identity of the gunmen was unclear.

Somali militant Islamist group al-Shabaab frequently carries out attacks along the Kenya-Somali border and along the Kenyan coast and in 2015 attacked a university in Kenya’s Garissa town, killing 148 students.