TENSION FLARES

Two killed, one injured in Marsabit attacks

More than 10 people have been killed in different areas in April

In Summary
  • In the first incident, a man was shot dead near the police station at Huduma Centre in Marsabit town.
  • Another man was also shot dead at Kiwanja Ndege while walking to his home.
Interior CS Fred Matiang'i with deputy Inspector General Administration Police Service Noor Gabow before the National Assembly Security Committee on Tuesday, April 5.
INSECURITY: Interior CS Fred Matiang'i with deputy Inspector General Administration Police Service Noor Gabow before the National Assembly Security Committee on Tuesday, April 5.
Image: FREDRICK OMONDI

Tension is high in Marsabit following three attacks, which left two men dead and one injured on Wednesday morning.

In the first incident, a man was shot dead near the police station at Huduma Centre in Marsabit town.

Eyewitness say the killer boarded a standby motorcycle and fled.

A few minutes later, a person was stabbed with a knife in Marsabit town. The victim was rushed to Marsabit Referral Hospital and is in stable condition.

Another man was also shot dead at Kiwanja Ndege while walking to his home.

Businesses had to close as residents protested the killings. Police had to use teargas to disperse the crowds. 

The attacks came barely 24 hours after a herder was shot dead at Ola ginda grazing area.

More than 10 people have been killed in different areas since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadhan in April.

Deputy county commissioner David Saruni while condemning the killings said police will intensify patrols in hotspot areas.

He said residents should cooperate with law enforcement officers for the criminals to be arrested.

(Edited by Bilha Makokha)

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