The 9.30 pm explosion which was had more than five Km away happened along the busy kismayu road, only some 200 meters from the spot where three KDF soldiers were shot dead by suspected Al Shabaab operatives last November.
Confirming the incident NEP Deputy PPO Noor Gabow said the terrorists were targeting military and police vehicles which ply the route when travelling to Dadaab, Wajir, Mandera and Kismayu.
"We have launched a manhunt for the accomplices of the killed man who we believe managed to get away and receiving treatment at private location," said Gabow.
This comes only a day after locals leaders and business men led by Garissa senator Yussuf Haji initiated efforts to form vigilante groups to compliment the efforts of security officers in restore sanity in the insecurity hit town.
In late February this year, at least this terror suspects were killed as they tried to plant an improvised explosive device at the Garissa primary school grounds where the then Narc Kenya presidential candidate Martha Karua was scheduled to address a rally.
Police managed to recover two guns, one which had earlier been stolen from a slain police officer who was killed at the Garissa market. Garissa town has borne brunt of retaliatory attacks by al shabaab since kenya troops crossed over into Somalia in late 2011 following a series of attacks and kidnappings in the country. Since then over 300 people have lost their lives including police officers, military officers, government officials and civilians have been killed .
from allAfrica/the STAR
By Stephen Astariko, 31 May 2013