Police officers attacked in Samburu airlifted to Nairobi

Police officers attacked in Samburu airlifted to Nairobi
Samburu officers in Cattle raid incident. ||PHOTO COURTESY

Three police officers who were attacked and injured by armed bandits on Tuesday in Marti area, Samburu County, have been airlifted to Nairobi for further treatment.

The officers, who had been admitted at Samburu County Referral Hospital in Maralal town, were moved to Nairobi on Thursday.

Citizen Digital understands that one of the officers was shot in the stomach, another in the arm while the third one sustained chest injuries after falling on a stone. A fourth officer was fatally shot during the attack.

The four officers were among a group of police officers who had been deployed to rescue two children abducted during a cattle raid that also saw over 50 heads of cattle stolen in Suyan, Samburu North.

Samburu County leaders led by Woman Representative Maison Leshoomo and MP Naisula Lesuuda have condemned the incident, urging the government to step up security measures in the area.

“This is not the first incident, everybody knows the number of police officers we have lost in that area and locals are being killed, I am asking government to stand up and find out why conflicts in Samburu North have never come to an end,” said Leshoomo.

Lesuuda said the leaders in the region were working on peace building initiatives due to the high tension experienced in the region over pasture and water.

“We have to work together all of us, security officers, the leadership and everybody to get finally get a solution to area of Samburu North, it cannot always be possible that we lose children, property and police officers who are always being ambushed,” she said.

The injured officers are said to be in stable condition.

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