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November 18, 2018

Three police reservists killed in Meru bandit attack

Security officers during an operation on October 2018. /GERALD MUTETHIA
Security officers during an operation on October 2018. /GERALD MUTETHIA

Three police reservists have been killed during a bandit attack on Wednesday night.

The three were shot dead at Kalua in Igembe Central during an apparent retaliatory mission by suspected Turkana bandits.

Confirming the incident, acting Igembe Central OCPD Rashid Hulbale said two other reservists sustained gunshot injuries in the ambush and are receiving treatment at Isiolo hospital.

Read: Three police reservists shot in Baringo

Igembe Central MP Kubai Kiringo condemned the attack and asked President Uhuru Kenyatta and Interior CS Fred Matiang'i to intervene over the frequent raids and attacks by raiders from Isiolo county.

Kiringo also asked authorities to probe the Dadaab location chief in Tigania East over the increased attacks.

"Why didn’t the Rapid Deployment Unit and Anti-stock theft officers at Mbatalu and at Mariara fail to respond during the attacks? We want the Dadaab chief to be transferred immediately," the MP said.

Last week, Interior CAS Ntutu and National Assembly security committee chairman Paul Koinange toured the area and assured residents of improved security to end the attacks.

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