Uhuru orders police to pursue Lokichogio killers

Uhuru orders police to pursue Lokichogio killers

President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered police to pursue the killers of 7 students and a night guard at Lokichogio High School in Turkana County.

In a statement, the President says he is saddened by the death of young innocent lives lost at Lokichogio High School adding that his thoughts and prayers are with the families of those affected in the attack.

The unprecedented incident is said to have taken place in the wee hours of Saturday morning where the suspects shot and killed 7 students while 17 others sustained bullet wounds.

A watchman guarding the school is also said to be nursing serious injuries.

Sources say, a student who had been suspended from the school and later recalled, committed the heinous act alongside several other friends.

The suspension of the lead student was normal disciplinary procedure following a fall between him and a fellow student, but upon being recalled, he gathered a group of friends and together they returned to the school and deliberately targeted victims in what is said to have been a revenge mission.

According to the Kenya Red Cross, 10 surviving students are being treated in local hospitals while 10 others with serious injuries have been referred to the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.

The suspects are at large and authorities are yet to comment on the matter.

Meanwhile, Third Way Alliance Presidential candidate Ekuru Aukot has asked acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and his Defence counterpart Rachael Omamo to take action against the state of insecurity in Turkana County following the attack by suspected militia from South Sudan.

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