A deadly bandit attack took place along the Kitale-Lodwar road on Thurday, leaving one South Sudanese student dead and another hospitalized.
According to witnesses, a vehicle carrying 14 passengers was accosted by armed bandits approximately 5 km from the Kakong center, Turkana South in Kenya. The bandits shot at the vehicle, killing one passenger and injuring another.
The deceased, John Peter Emmanuel, a 23-year-old South Sudanese national and student at Friends School Kamusinga, was shot in the right rib and the bullet exited through the left rib, hitting another passenger, Nyachan Ruach, a South Sudanese female, in the right armpit.
Ruach has been stabilized at the Kakong dispensary and is awaiting referral to the Lodwar County referral hospital with the bullet still lodged in the armpit area.
According to a Kenyan government source in Lodwar, authorities have launched an investigation into the incident and are working to bring the perpetrators to justice.