Tension high in Baringo South as bandit attack leaves one injured

Tension is high in Arabal, Baringo South following a banditry attack which left one person nursing injuries.
The attack which happened on Wednesday saw Wesley Lebelit sustain fractures in his left leg after an unknown number of bandits accosted him while he was on his way home after visiting his neighbour.
Lebelit who is currently receiving treatment at Baringo Referral Hospital said the bandits sprayed him with bullets but luckily he didn’t sustain any gunshot wound.
The area has witnessed series of attacks despite the ongoing security operation to mob up illegal guns with now locals appealing to security agencies to improve security in the region fearing for more attacks.
John Kimosop wondered why the bandits continue to terrorise locals yet the intended operation was to stop the menace but they are experiencing more attacks than before.
Area MCA Kipruto Kimosop, appealed to Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i to visit the region and resolve the banditry issues.
Earlier in the year, hundreds of grieving and furious mourners threatened to stage massive protests if the government didn’t track down and arrest bandits.
They then issued a two-week ultimatum for the government to capture bandits whom they said are well known — otherwise, the protest is on. They also demanded the return of stolen animals.

Ilchamus MCA Joseph Barsalach said, “enough is enough, the government must help stop this menace or allow people to arm themselves against their enemies.”

He said the notorious bandits are well known to residents, chiefs and police officers down to their remote villages but nobody has bothered to pursue them.


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