• On Tuesday afternoon, bandits killed two brothers Markvin Chepsat, 29, and David Chepsat ,26, at Sinoni, a few metres from Kasiela Rapid Deployment Unit.
•The incident happened less than 48 hours after another victim, Nanai Lekuroito, 22, was ambushed and shot while watering his animals along the seasonal Arabal River.
Thousands of families have fled their Baringo homes following banditry attacks.
Since December, seven people have been killed by armed bandits in volatile parts of Baringo North and Baringo South subcounties.
“Fearing for their lives, families have fled their homes and put up in the bushes. Others have gone to seek refuge at their relatives' homes,” Mochogoi resident Paul Chepsoi said on Friday.
Chepsoi said the residents from the volatile Lomoiwe, Kapkechir and Kasiela villages were forced to camp at Sinoni and Keon Primary schools.
“Others have fled with their livestock towards Mochongoi, Laikipia and Nakuru,” he said.
On Tuesday afternoon, bandits killed two brothers Markvin Chepsat, 29, and David Chepsat, 26, at Sinoni, a few metres from Kasiela Rapid Deployment Unit in Baringo South.
The murders took place less than 48 hours after another victim, Nanai Lekuroito, 22 was ambushed and shot while watering his animals along the seasonal Arabal River.
The victims are calling upon humanitarian agencies to assist supply them with foodstuffs, utensils, drugs and clothes.
A similar attack happened in Baringo North last week.
Bandits attacked and killed a police officer on patrol and two herders in Chepkesin and Kagir.
Families are currently seeking refuge in bushes and people’s houses in Ng’aratuko, Sibilo, Bartabwa, Kipsaraman, Loruk and Marigat.
On Monday, three leaders were summoned by police after alleged incitement during a peace rally in Lamaiwe, Mochongoi last Sunday.
They were East African Legislative Assembly nominated legislator Florence Jematia, Baringo South MP aspirant Joseph Tarus and Philemon Kibet alias Masaa.
Jematia, in her speech, called upon leaders from the grieving communities to team up and arm themselves.
The county is inhabited by the warring Pokot, Tugen and Ilchamus pastoral communities.
However, Jematia who was arrested on Wednesday and arraigned at Kabarnet law court on Friday was released on Sh1 million bond and two sureties of a similar amount.
She was barred from making similar comments and to appear daily at DCI offices in Baringo.
Edited by Kiilu Damaris