Tension is high in Baragoi town of Samburu North Sub County after two people were killed while another was injured in two separate attacks Monday.
A nine-year-old boy died on the spot after he was shot on the chest by armed bandits while herding livestock at Natiti area on Monday at around 11 am.
A few hours later, in the evening, a boda boda operator and his passenger were sprayed with bullets in what is believed to be a revenge attack in Baragoi town.
A clinical officer at Baragoi sub county hospital Simon Kanguro said the rider succumbed to a bullet injury on his head while his passenger sustained a bullet wound on her shoulder.
“The boda boda rider succumbed to bullet injury after he was shot on the left side of the head from behind,” he said.
The clinical officer said the deceased’s passenger was received at the hospital with an injury on the left shoulder.
“The victim is stable and out of danger she has a soft tissue injury but we have admitted her in the hospital for more treatment,” he said.
Andrew Leshoi a resident of Baragoi town said that the deceased was transporting a passenger from Baragoi town to South Horr when he met his death just past Samburu North Deputy County Commissioner’s (DCC) office.
He said there is high tension in the area following the two murder incidents blaming police for not taking any measures to calm the situation.
“Staying in Baragoi is now a problem, I am afraid of walking anywhere yet police officers are stationed here in Baragoi,” he said.
The residents are calling upon security agencies to take action that will lead to the arrest of suspects who launched the two attacks.
While confirming the incidents, Samburu county police commander Samson Ogello urged Baragoi residents to work closely with the police to help apprehend the criminals and bring peace in the area
“I believe the community knows the few criminals who own illegal guns and use them to kill innocent people to create tension. Work with us and bring peace in Baragoi once and for all,” the commander urged Baragoi residents.
By Robert Githu