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Samburu West residents protest over insecurity

Protests come after three herdsmen were killed during a banditry raid

At least 3000 residents held demonstrations in Loosuk trading centre in Samburu West Sub-County over insecurity after three herdsmen were killed during a banditry raid.

The enraged villagers including women children and elderly members of the society demanded for action from the national government after the heavily armed raiders left at least six other herders with serious injuries during the attack.

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Preliminary reports into the incident indicated that the suspected cattle rustlers also made away with an unknown number of livestock as those injured were fighting for their lives at the Maralal Hospital.

The residents led by Samburu Women Rep Pauline Lengures and area MCA lkaunda Lenamparasio blamed security agencies for failure to contain the banditry menace.

Lengures asked President William Ruto to immediately intervene and put to an end to the menace saying more than 100 people had since lost their lives while thousands of cattle were stolen yet no recovery was ever made by the security officers based at Loosuk Pura and Longewan camps.

Leaders said tension was still high in Lolomolk where the three young boys were killed while an elder in the area Nasha Learus called on the President to visit the area where the people were killed to appreciate their plight.


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