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Two herders killed in Saku Constituency

Marsabit  town residents woke up on Thursday to sad news of the murder of two herdsmen by suspected bandits in Qilta Korma location in Saku Constituency  on Wednesday  night.

The  Marsabit Central Deputy County Commissioner (DCC), Patrick Muriira said that the herders were shot dead at Gar Qasa  grazing area at around 1am.

Muriira  told  KNA  that  the  attackers were armed with an AK 47 rifle, adding that the motive of the killing was unknown.

“Investigations have started in earnest to establish the motive and bring the culprits to book,” the DCC said.

He  added that the deceased identified as Sora Jillo and Abdub Hagano were aged 35 and 65 years respectively, adding  their bodies were removed to Marsabit county referral hospital mortuary.

The  Marsabit County Police Commander (CPC), Steve Oloo said preliminary investigations indicate that the two were  killed in cold blood as they slept by the attackers who did not steal any livestock or property from them.

The CPC called for calm,saying  police would  ensure that  those behind the heinous act  are  arrested and prosecuted.

The incident comes barely a week after the killing of 11 people in Forole in neighbouring Marsabit North sub-county.

By  Sebastian  Miriti

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