10 people killed in deadly Samburu raid


10 people killed in deadly Samburu raid

In Summary

  • The attack occurred at around 9am when a group of herders grazing livestock were ambushed.
  • The heavily armed men are believed to be from a neighbouring county.
  • Lopurio is located about 30km away from Marti town along Maralal-Baragoi road.

By Johnston Keti

Ten people have been killed by suspected cattle rustlers at Lopurio area in Samburu North.

The attack occurred at around 9am on Saturday when a group of herders grazing livestock were ambushed by heavily armed men.

The suspects are believed to be from a neighboring county. Lopurio is located about 30km away from Marti town along Maralal-Baragoi road.

Speaking in Maralal town recently, area MP Alois Lentoimaga and Governor Moses Lenolkulal said cattle rustlers are a big threat to security in Samburu North.

They condemned rampant insecurity in Samburu North urged police to use armored personnel courier vehicles during patrols to flush out bandits.

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