Farah Maalim Escapes IED Attack

According to the police, a herder signalled the police of some strange activity in the area.

Farah Maalim, deputy party leader of Wiper, evaded an improvised explosive device (IED) planted on the road while campaigning in Garissa County on Thursday, July 28.

According to the former deputy speaker of the National Assembly, the device was aimed at his convoy traveling to the Liboi region.

According to the police, a herder signalled the police of some strange activity in the area.

“Dubow Ali was grazing his livestock along Kulan-Liboi road at Wardeglow when he saw electric cables/ wires protruding from the surface of the main road,” police said.

Police said a security team from Liboi police station visited the scene and established that there were two IEDs planted in the middle of the road.

Security officers who gathered intelligence about the planted IED explosive halted the motorcade from triggering the device. 

“Our hawk-eyed security officers got intelligence information of IEDs planted in my campaign route to Liboi. They halted my convoy, rerouted us to a safe detour and engaged the services of bomb disposal experts.

“They then detonated the IEDs with ease,” Maalim stated.

Photo collage of the IED explosive detonating and security officers at the scene of the explosion on Thursday, July 28, 2022.

The IED explosive left a huge crater on the road after bomb experts detonated it.

Maalim has been running a series of campaigns in the region to rally support for Azimio la Umoja aspirants.