Two people were killed Saturday in an attack on a convoy of buses travelling in eastern Kenya under police protection, said interior ministry and police officials, who blamed Shabaab Islamists.
The buses and police vehicles were travelling from Lamu on the northern Kenyan coast near Somalia to Mombasa in the south.
Attackers struck at 11:00 am (0800 GMT), leaving one police officer and one civilian dead.
The area where the attack took place has been struck frequently in recent years by Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab militants.
“There was an exchange of fire between the security team that was escorting the buses and the attackers during which one civilian was shot dead and some police officers suffered injuries,” interior ministry spokesman Mwenda Njoka said in a statement.