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Three family members killed in banditry attack

Three members of a family, including a father, mother, and their three-year-old child, were attacked and killed by unknown assailants in Baringo North Sub- county.

The deceased were ambushed at Chemoe Junction, as they were heading to Kosile for a pass out of young boys who have been ushered to manhood in the area.

Three motorbike riders who survived an attack were taken to Baringo County Referral Hospital for treatment of severe injuries.

The bandits shot two other people in the Natan area within the Constituency. The police reported that the attackers appeared to be on a revenge mission and had already fled the area arrival of security personnel.

Baringo North Legislator, Joseph Makilap, urged Interior Cabinet Secretary, Prof. Kithure Kindiki, to take swift action on the issue and to continue the ongoing security operations in the area following recent incidents.

Cattle rustling in the Northern part of the country has been a menace that has affected the economic livelihoods of the residents, prompting the government through the Ministry of Interior to wage war to end the rogue activities.

“These bandits have been causing havoc in this area, raising tensions among the communities that reside within the Sub-county leaving us wondering where else we can find a safe haven to live,” lamented Joshua Chepkony, a resident from Chemoe.

Local leaders have asked the residents to champion community policing and work together with the national police and national police reservists, to identify and root out the bandits.

By Parklea Ivor

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