Eight killed, nine injured in two separate Marsabit attacks


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In Summary

  • Speaking to Citizen Digital, Marsabit County Police Commander Steve Oloo said the attacks were carried out in Forole and Sabareh areas on the Kenya-Ethiopia border.
  • The attackers reportedly stormed a watering point in Forole where herders were sleeping at around 4a.m and opened fire killing, among others, two minors aged 13 and 15 years old.

Eight people were on Sunday killed and at least 9 others injured after unknown gunmen orchestrated two separate attacks in Marsabit County.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, Marsabit County Police Commander Steve Oloo said the attacks were carried out in Forole and Sabareh areas on the Kenya-Ethiopia border.

The attackers reportedly stormed a watering point in Forole where herders were sleeping at around 4a.m and opened fire killing, among others, two minors aged 13 and 15 years old.

The attackers, suspected to have crossed over from Ethipia, made away with an unknown number of livestock from the Forole and about 500 heads of cattle from Sabareh.

Security officers have since been deployed in the area to tame insecurity and to conduct investigations into the attacks.

Additional reporting by Godfrey Oundo.

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