Four held over Marsabit killings

Four prime suspects have been arrested in connection to last Tuesday’s killing of 13 people at Jardesa and Kukuto areas in Saku Constituency, Marsabit County.

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Confirming the arrest to the press in his office, Marsabit County Commissioner, Evans Achoki said security has also been beefed up and calm was gradually returning in Sagante/Jardesa ward following the horrendous incident.

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The county commissioner issued a 24- hour ultimatum for the surrender of all illegal firearms in the hands of civilians including G 3 rifles stolen from the slain police officers. He said an arms mop-up exercise will be conducted.

He warned that the government will spare no effort in ensuring that the weapons in the wrong hands are retrieved.

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The County Commissioner said the government has also intensified investigations into the incident whereby three police officers also lost their lives.

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Achoki said 158 heads of cattle and 70 goats and sheep stolen during the raid have been recovered.

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Detectives headed by the county criminal investigations officer, Harun Chabari, have also questioned a number of people including local journalists believed to be in possession of crucial information regarding the incident that took place.


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