Tension high in Kapedo after bandit attack

Written By: Kamuche Menza

The government maintains that the operation will not be called off

Tension is high in Kapedo on the Baringo-Turkana border after a General Service Unit officer was killed in a banditry attack in the volatile region.

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Confirming the incident, Baringo county police commander Robinson Ndhiwa said a GSU Operation Commander was shot dead by armed bandits in an ambush at Ameyen area.

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This latest insecurity incident is said to have occurred a few minutes after a peace baraza and food distribution exercise in Kapedo that was carried out by GSU officers.

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He said the officers were ambushed at Ameyen Area which is about 7kms from Kapedo on their way back to the camp.

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The ambush comes barely a week after a middle-aged man was killed by bandits who attacked Kapedo following the theft of hundreds of livestock from a neighbouring community.

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