KENYA: 2 DEAD, 200 CATTLE STOLEN IN BANDIT ATTACK FOLLOWING EARLIER 1,500 CATTLE RUSTLED

NAIROBI– Tension and panic has rocked Suyan village in Kenya’s Baragoi after raiders descended on herders, killing two of them and later escaped with over 200 heads of cattle.

According to Red Cross officials, three more people sustained serious injuries in the attack and have been admitted to the Maralal Referral Hospital.

Samburu Red Cross Coordinator Charles Onyango while confirming the incident said the 3 injured men were first attended to at Barsaloi Dispensary before being moved to Maralal Referral Hospital for specialized treatment.

Area MCA Raisi Letura said in the last few days, close to 1,500 cows have been stolen by the raiders believed to be from the neighboring Marti area.

It is a state of affairs that has left the villagers fighting for survival, having nothing to feed on, with children staring at malnutrition and death.

The residents are now calling on the government to provide security in order to end the recurrent banditry attacks.

Area leaders also joined in the calls, urging the government to immediately act and restore sanity in the region well-known for such attacks.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK