Five people have been killed by unknown gunmen who raided a village on Kenya ' s coast near Mpeketoni town, where at least 65 people died in attacks last week, a government official said.

" I am aware that a gang that is unknown attacked Taa village in Witu division yesterday(Monday) night and killed five people, " Lamu County commissioner, Stephen Ikua, told Reuters news agency.

Somali rebel group al - Shabab claimed responsibility for last week ' s attacks on the Mpeketoni area, although Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta dismissed al - Shabab ' s account and said local politicians were behind it.

Taa village is about 40km from Mpeketoni village where last week ' s deadly attack took place.