Bandits who killed three in Laikipia came from Baringo - NPS

The bandits had driven hundreds animals from different homesteads but were intercepted by security.

In Summary

•Via Twitter on Monday , Shiosi said the attacks originate from Orus, Kwototo, Paka and Akuchatis areas of Tanglubei Division in Tiaty East, Baringo County.

•“The Multi-Agency operation shall continue to promote peace within the region, and shall pursue these criminals beyond the borders of Laikipia County right into their hideouts,” he said.

Security personnel talking to villagers.
Security personnel talking to villagers.
Image: KDF

Preliminary investigations show that attacks in Laikipia originate from Baringo county, National Police Service spokesman Bruno Shiosi has said.

Via Twitter on Monday , Shiosi said the attacks originate from Orus, Kwototo, Paka and Akuchatis areas of Tanglubei Division in Tiaty East, Baringo County.

“The Multi-Agency operation shall continue to promote peace within the region, and shall pursue these criminals beyond the borders of Laikipia County right into their hideouts,” he said.

He said bandits have shifted their attacks to settlement areas that had not experienced attacks before in what is seen as outright acts of criminality and not pastoralist-related conflicts.

“The Multi-Agency Security Team currently in Ol-Moran Division has managed to restore peace within the area and environs. The attack on innocent fishermen yesterday was unfortunate,” he said.

He urged urged locals to embrace Nyumba Kumi initiative and report any suspicious persons within their neighborhoods to Security and Administrative Officers.

Three people have been killed when suspected bandits raided a home at Ndindika Village, Ngarua division in Laikipia County.

One person was injured in an attempted cattle rustling near Laikipia Nature Conservancy.

The bandits had driven hundreds animals from different homesteads but were intercepted by security.

After a few hours, the bandits returned to the village in bid to revenge over the recovery of the animals.

Shiosi said the incident occurred on Sunday at 4pm.

"Three suspected Pokot bandits staged a daring attack at the home of Michael Kananu and made away with 32 heads of cattle and two sheep," he said.

Last week, Rift Valley regional commissioner George Natembeya said the security operation to flush out bandits from private ranches and restore order in Laikipia is proceeding well.

Natembeya said the only remaining challenge for the multiagency security team is how to manoeuvre in some of the remote areas.

He noted that the few marauding gangs who have been moving around the vast ranches with illicit firearms frustrating security operations have all been flushed out.