MCA, Parliamentary aspirant killed in Baringo

By KBC Reporters

Security agencies have launched a manhunt for gunmen who shot dead a Member of County Assembly and a Parliamentary aspirant for Tiaty constituency in Marigat, Baringo. 

Loyamorok Ward MCA Fredrick Kibet Cheretei together with Simon Kitambaa were shot dead Saturday night at a local pub by masked men who proceeded to torch a Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle belonging to one of the victims.

Two masked men, one armed with an AK47 and another with a machete stormed one of the tents where the victims in the company of friends were having drinks and opened fire killing the two.

The normally calm joint turned chaotic as revelers scampered for safety.

The men who appeared to have calculatedly picked their targets proceeded to burn a vehicle belonging to the deceased MCA.

Police collected from the scene five spent cartridges as investigations intensify.

Rift Valley Regional Coordinator Wanyama Musiambo visited the scene accompanied by other high ranking security officials from the area and vowed that action will be taken.

The incident come barely hours after Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery met leaders drawn from the region over the escalating cases of insecurity.

West Pokot Senator, Prof. John Lonyangapuo, has called on residents of Tiaty Constituency, Baringo County to remain calm as Government agencies carry out investigations to establish those behind the killings in Marigat.

Speaking to KBC Prof. Lonyangapuo also asked the Government to expedite the investigation as he wondered what was the motive of the killings.

The Senator noted that the region needs peace as the country prepares for the next general elections.

The latest incident that has heightened tension comes days after the killing of a teacher at Kapindasum primary school in Baringo South on Thursday.

The teacher was shot dead by suspected bandits.



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