(BBC) – Suspected al-Shabab militants have abducted and killed a traditional chief in northern Kenya, a local elder says.
Chief Muktar Otieno was seized early on Thursday morning on the road to Mandera town, close to the border between Kenya and Somalia.
Assistant chief Abdinoor Dakane told the BBC that Mr Otieno was tied to a tree and shot dead by the militants, after locals failed to pay a ransom.
Al-Shabab has staged a series of attacks in Kenya in recent years.
Kenyan troops are part of the African Union mission battling the Islamist militants in Somalia.