Their professionalism came to play as they managed to bring down the four militants in less than an hour. Recce are trained in close quarter combat making their mission very risky affairs. At the end of the operation seven squad members had been injured. It was unfortunate that Tonui succumbed to his injuries.
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It’s a double loss to the family as his brother, Joseph Bett, who was an AP was also killed by Al-Shabaab in Garissa 2012.
An officer was quoted by a leading daily as saying:
"Ask everyone in the camp to rate him and they will tell you he was the best. He would go all his way to protect the lives of the people when called on to do so. He was a man of few words, ready to work with everyone."