At least 46 people were Monday killed and scores injured after a raid by bandits believed to be from Turkana on a village in Nadome area on the Turkana-East Pokot border. Unknown number of livestock were stolen as well.
Dozens of people fled their homes in Suyan location, Samburu county after heavily armed cattle rustlers invaded the area killing two people and seriously injuring two others.The incident which happened at night saw the suspected raiders drive away with an unknown number of livestock. The injured were currently recuperating at Barsaloi Mission Dispensary.in the past, residents of Baragoi had witnessed cases of insecurity but the prolonged drought and changing weather patterns was causing a spiral and increased cases of armed assaults.
Tension is high in Mochongoi Ward, Baringo South sub-county after bandits raided the area and drove away more than 400 goats and 200 cows on Sunday. The raiders attacked Lomoiwet village in the rustling-prone area, overpowering the locals who had responded. More than 300 residents from different villages in Mochongoi armed with bows and arrows unsuccessfully pursued the bandits, with residents blaming police for taking too long to respond to the frantic calls. Residents are reportedly living in fear after the attack which some of them termed as of “serious magnitude.”
Two people killed along the Trans-Nzoia - West Pokot County border in renewed clashes sparked by cattle rustling. Two people have been killed along the border of Trans-Nzoia and West Pokot counties in renewed clashes between two communities, sparked by cattle rustling.On Saturday evening, two unknown assailants hacked to death a boda boda operator they hired at Karnyarkwat market, igniting protests from members of his community. It took the intervention of MPs Samuel Moroto (Kapenguria), Ferdinand Wanyonyi (Kwanza) and Henry Ole Ndiema (Trans-Nzoia) to restore calm. Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/thecounties/article/2000147682/two-people-killed-in-renewed-border-clashes
In the Kiango-Shankoe border, Transmara, two people were killed and several others injured following clashes between Kisii's and Maasai's in the area. Several houses and sugarcane farms were also burnt down. The Kisii community were accusing the Maasai's of stealing their cows. Security forces were deployed in the area to take care of any arising chaos.
Armed raiders yesterday attacked a village in West Pokot despite the military operations in the area. The attackers stole over 300 goats, heightening tensions between Pokots and Turkana. About 100 raiders attacked Chekurio village in Pokot North sub-county.