The fate of over 60 passengers aboard Mombasa Raha bus heading to Lamu from Mombasa is still unknown after gunmen attacked the bus at Nyongoro area along the Garsen- Witu-Lamu road.
The Mombasa –Lamu bound bus has set for the journey from Mombasa early Thursday morning.
Lamu County Commissioner Irungu Macharia says he is yet to gather adequate information about the incident and he was heading to the scene.
Macharia has however confirmed the attack saying KDF officers are currently battling the gunmen in the bushes.
The bus is said have been set a blaze and many passengers fled to the bush while some may have been kidnapped.
Heavy gun fire could be heard in the better party of the afternoon as the fight against the attackers intensified.
Nyongoro area has been a hideout for Al-shabab militants where most terror attacks happen.