Chinese national rescued with serious injuries after attack on Kenya road project kills 5

Map of Kenya. CGTN

A Chinese national has been rescued with serious injuries one day after a suspected militant attack on a road building project in northeast Kenya, which police said left five others dead.

The incident occurred in the Majengo area of the insurgency-plagued coastal county of Lamu, which borders Somalia. Authorities say the deceased were found with gunshot wounds.

The Chinese national, who survived the attack, is reported to be a supervisor on a road building project along the LAPSSET Corridor: a key infrastructure system aimed at linking the newly built Lamu Port to the northern Kenyan hinterlands and, eventually, the landlocked countries of Ethiopia and South Sudan.

Police say the suspected militants also torched cars and vandalized a bridge along the roadway during the Friday afternoon attack.