Major Emmanuel Chirchir said the attackers were
- Abu Baara al-Sudani,
- Omar Nabhan,
- Khattab al-Kene
- and Umayr, .
Al-Shabab, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in neighbouring Somalia, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was revenge for Kenya’s military intervention in Somalia in 2011 that was aimed at flushing out the extremists.