Gunshots heard for several hours in the night to early morning towards northeastern Kipao  
Occurred in Tana Delta, Kenya on January 12, 2016, at 2:00 AM
Reported by anonymous via SMS on January 14, 2016, at 8:35 AM in Kipini, Kenya
Also heard by 8 other(s)

This rumour is confirmed true and is of high priority – here's why:
KDF officers exchanged fire with a gang of armed men that night along Gamba-Nyongoro-Witu road

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Location Reported by Via Date
Kipini, Kenya anonymous SMS 14-Jan-2016 @ 8:35 AM
Garsen, Kenya anonymous Walk-in / in person 14-Jan-2016 @ 2:47 AM
Garsen, Kenya anonymous Internet 14-Jan-2016 @ 2:47 AM
Tarassa, Kenya anonymous SMS 14-Jan-2016 @ 1:10 AM
Kipao, Kenya anonymous SMS 14-Jan-2016 @ 12:45 AM
Minjila, Kenya anonymous Walk-in / in person 13-Jan-2016 @ 8:30 PM
Kipao, Kenya anonymous Voice / telephone 13-Jan-2016 @ 9:25 AM
Kipao, Kenya anonymous Voice / telephone 13-Jan-2016 @ 4:39 AM
Ngao, Kenya anonymous Voice / telephone 13-Jan-2016 @ 4:06 AM
January 26, 2016 | 10:48 AM | CTuckwood
MODERATOR Alright, thanks for posting more details. I will be curious to see if there are more incidents like this.

January 26, 2016 | 6:25 AM | john2014
MODERATOR From Tarasaa the person reported that KDF and GSU were exchanging fire which was not the situation according to reliable sources KDF engaged in fire exchange with unknown gang that night no casualties nor arrests were made as at that night so it was not easy to determine whether they were militia group or roadside bandits

January 14, 2016 | 10:23 AM | CTuckwood
MODERATOR Also, please add more detail if possible regarding the nature of the situation if it was the KDF engaging an armed group? Who were they suspected to be? Where there any casualties?

January 14, 2016 | 10:22 AM | CTuckwood
MODERATOR The comment "Tarassa- KDF and GSU exchanged fire" seems to imply that the KDF and GSU exchanged fire with each other. To be clear, what this an actual case of the KDF being in combat with an armed group?

January 14, 2016 | 3:05 AM | john2014
MODERATOR Tarassa- KDF and GSU exchanged fire