Bodies of Samburu’s banditry attack victims recovered


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Eight bodies were on Saturday morning taken to Maralal Mortuary following a Friday morning attack on Nabwel Nyang village in Samburu North constituency.

Reports indicate that seven people were injured in the cattle raid, and two of were airlifted to Nairobi for specialized treatment.

According to Samburu North Sub-County Commissioner Henry Katana, 300 heard of cattle, 10 donkeys and 9 camels were stolen during the bandit raid.

Katana revealed that security had been deployed in the area, and 220 head of cattle have so far been recovered.

Kenya Red Cross emergency teams responded swiftly to the violence and they attended to 10 casualties, including the 2 children.

Although tension remains high in the area, residents have been told to remain calm as security personnel comb through the area in search of the suspects.

This is not the first case of cattle raiding and violence in recent months.

In November last year, residents of Marti village in Samburu fled the area seeking refuge in Morijo village following rising cases of insecurity.

Raiders, who were from the neighbouring Turkana community, were said to behind frequent assaults in the region.

During the first raid, several manyattas were torched, one person was killed and hundreds of animals were driven away by the raiders.

In yet another raid, one person was severely injured after the cattle rustlers attacked the village and several animals stolen.

The incident instilled fear among the residents who accused the government of doing little to protect them and their property.

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