Bandits kill one in Kapedo, Turkana

Written By: Rose Welimo/KNA

Tension remains high in Kasarani Lomelo Napeitom ward, at the Baringo- Turkana border following the attack - File Photo

One person was killed on Sunday after armed bandits attacked residents of Kapedo in Turkana East as they were fetching firewood about 500 metres from the administration police camp.

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According to Kapedo police boss, John Bwire, security has been beefed up as the hunt for the suspects begins.

Elsewhere, tension is high at Lomirok area in Baragoi, Samburu North Sub County after a 20-year-old man was seriously injured in a failed cattle raid incident Sunday.

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The victim was among a group of four herders who were grazing camels when they were ambushed by a group of armed cattle rustlers.

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Ekitale Joseph, an eye witness, said the rustlers were repulsed by herders in a fierce gun battle. The victim sustained a serious bullet wound and is admitted to Samburu County Referral hospital in Maralal town.

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Medical superintendent at the hospital Dr Robert Nato confirmed that the hospital received the patient Sunday morning with bullet injuries on the thighs with one of the legs fractured.

He said the patient is in a stable condition. Locals are calling on the government to beef up security in the area after another attempted cattle raid was thwarted.

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And police are combing Lamu County in pursuit of Alshabaab militants believed to be behind a daring attack on a bus convoy on Saturday that resulted to the death of one person.

A reinforcement team has since been dispatched to help track the attackers. The Muslim community has condemned the attack calling on the government to beef up security in the area.


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