Two shot dead, one injured by armed raiders in Elgeyo-Marakwet


Two shot dead, one injured by armed raiders in Elgeyo-Marakwet

In Summary

  • Assailants who are believed to have come from the neighboring Baringo County ambushed the victims as they were herding.
  • Lack of insecurity is arising from the act by the government to confiscate firearms from the National Police Reservists (NPR).

Two people were shot dead and one other seriously injured on Thursday by suspected bandits at Kaben area in Marakwet East Sub-County, Elgeyo-Marakwet County.

Marakwet East Sub-County Police Commander Vincent Kitili said the assailants believed to have come from the neighboring Baringo County ambushed the victims as they were herding cattle in an alleged revenge mission.

Two of the victims died on the spot while the other is recuperating at Kapsowar Mission Hospital.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, Endo MCA John Lochaa condemned the attack, blaming the government for disarming the National Police Reservists (NPRs) who were protecting the locals.

“I want to call upon the government to issue a return of firearms order to NPR as it has rendered the people insecure and intensified insecurity in the area,” Lochaa said.

“Am also inviting the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to visit Kerio Valley soon after getting back from his trip abroad to aid in ushering peace in the region,” he added.

 

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