Three killed in fresh banditry attacks in Baringo

Three people, including a child, have been killed in fresh banditry attacks in Mukutani area, Tiaty Constituency in Baringo South. According to Baringo County Police Commander, Peter Ndung’u, two women and a child were shot dead by cattle raiders who attacked Koitumot village Tuesday, March 14 morning.

Three people, including a child, have been killed in fresh banditry attacks in Mukutani area, Tiaty Constituency in Baringo South.

According to Baringo County Police Commander, Peter Ndung’u, two women and a child were shot dead by cattle raiders who attacked Koitumot village Tuesday, March 14 morning by spraying bullets on a police vehicle which was carrying the three before driving away with unknown number of cattle.

Area Member of Parliament, Asman Kamama, has since condemned the attack and called for enhanced security to avert the raids.

Meanwhile, leaders from Kerio Valley are now demanding that the government arrests Kamama, who they say has been always on the headlines for suspected financing and planning of banditry attacks and cattle theft.

Speaking in Kinyach area, hundreds of locals – majority of whom were returning from IDP camps, said it is high time the government listens to the cries of Baringo people and interrogate the area MP over his alleged involvement in the banditry attacks.

Earlier in the month, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) also demanded that Kamama, who is also the Chairperson of National Assembly’s Security Committee, steps down from the role to allow investigations.

According to KNCHR Vice Chairperson, George Morara, Kamama as been adversely mentioned in the ongoing conflict adding that his position is jeopardizing investigations.

Interior Cabinet Secretary, Major Gen. (Rtd.) Joseph Nkaissery, has since gazetted 19 areas in Baringo South, Baringo North and East Pokot as disturbed and dangerous areas.

 

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