Kenya Defense Force (KDF) has been accused of torturing EL Ram residents in Mandera county.
Residents claim the soldiers have been beating them ruthlessly accusing them of being terrorist.
They claim that the army launched an operation after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off in the area between EL Ram and Katulo targeting the Anti-Stock Theft Unit (ASTU) officers in EL Ram.
“It was fortunate that there was no casualty after the explosion but we are suffering because of the incident,” said one of the resident.
Two people were taken hostage by the security personnel according to the residents.
They added that among those who have been tortured is a nurse at EL Ram hospital.