A Kenya Navy soldier was this morning killed when armed attacked tried to raid the heavily guarded 17 Kenya Rifles barracks in Nyali, Mombasa. It is not clear whether the soldier was killed with a panga or shot dead but after the attack, 7 of the attackers were shot dead.

Security around the heavily guarded facility has been raised with vehicles passing around the barracks now screened and motorists asked for identity cards before being allowed to pass.