BLOW TO PEACE EFFORTS AS ARMED BANDITS KILL ONE, INJURE TWO IN MUKUTANI ATTACK BARELY 48 HRS AFTER NATEMBEYA ISSUED A 30 DAY CEASEFIRE.
One person is feared dead and two others have been injured during a bandit attack at Mukutani Baringo South, yesterday evening, barely two days after Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya issued a 30 day ceasefire, stopping the security operation in Tiaty which was aimed at flushing out bandits.
While confirming the incident, Mukutani location chief Benjamin Lecher, said that the attack happened after unknown number of attackers from the neighbouring community raided the village and started shooting sporadically killing a 60 year old Mzee on the spot.
Two people were also injured during the deadly shoot out including a woman who was shot in the head and a child who sustained leg injuries after being shot in the leg.
Lecher, revealed that the bandits surrounded all the security camps in the area and the security officers inside could do less to salvage the situation, at the same time saying that no livestock were stolen during the raid.
The two are currently recuperating at Baringo Referral Hospital Kabarnet while the body of the deceased is lying at the hospital’s morgue.
This comes barely 48 hours after Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya bowed to a request by Pokot leaders to be given a 30 day ceasefire so that they can continue with efforts of finding peace by themselves.
Led by West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo, Senate majority leader Samuel Poghisio, Tiaty MP William Kamket and Tiaty MCAs, the leaders appealed for forgiveness and 30 days of ceasefire, saying that their people have suffered a lot during the security operation.
The meeting which was held at Lake Bogoria Spa Resort on Tuesday, was also attended by Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, Baringo Woman representative Gladwel Cheruiyot, Tiaty professionals and members of the clergy.
Via Baringo News