KDF soldier killed in Kulbiyow al Shabaab attack buried in Trans Nzoia

Gideon Nyapindi, a KDF soldier who died during the Kulbiyow attack, was buried at his home in Trans Nzoia county, February 4, 2017. /NICHOLAS WAMALWA

Nyapindi was last at home in December 2016.

He joined KDF in 2010 and was on his third tour of duty in Somalia when he died.

He was among dozens said to have died during al Shabaab’s dawn attack in Kulbiyow, 18km from the Kenya-Somalia border.

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While the government placed the figure at nine, al Shabaab militants claimed they killed 66 soldiers.

But KDF spokesman Paul Njuguna dismissed this as “propaganda from the enemy”.

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Last Wednesday, al Shabaab released photos of the attack where the militants move through the base in Somalia and the property they destroyed.

Some of their fighters watched and took the pictures.

Equipment belonging to the Kenya Defence Forces, including vehicles, were seen parked at the camp, some with bullet holes.

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