KENYA: TENSION REMAINS HIGH FOLLOWING BANDIT ATTACK

NAIROBI, Feb 8, Tension still remains high at Nabwel Nyang village in Kenya’s Samburu North following a bandit attack that left eight people dead, seven others injured on Friday.

Samburu North MP Alois Lentoimaga, Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal and Samburu County Speaker Stephen Lelengwe visited the village and urged residents to live in peace.

Lenolkulal said the County Government will take care of injured people who are receiving treatment in various hospitals.

He said food and water would be supplied to the affected families who also lost their livestock in the incident.

Samburu County Commissioner Mohamed Birik said the Government has recovered 250 cows, ten camels and nine donkeys that were stolen.

Birik said it is unfortunate that while peace and calm has been restored in the neighboring counties there is still a lot of issues among the Turkana and Samburu communities and urged them to support disarmament efforts.

Lentoimaga said the attack has led to loss of lives, property and leaving some people disabled urging people from the two communities to shun tribalism.

Elsewhere, Tendeno residents in Kipkelion East constituency have called for the immediate transfer of Subukia OCS over his alleged shooting of three protesters on Friday.

Londiani Sub County Commissioner Wilson Kimayo has asked residents to write statements over the Friday shootings.

This is after police officers attached to Subukia police station allegedly opened fire on the protesting residents seriously injuring at least three people.

The villagers allegedly picketed around the police station after the area Officer Commanding Station confiscated a motor bike after the owner allegedly failed to offer a bribe.

Tendeno ward representative Majani Rono and Esther Wangui (nominated) blasted the police for using excessive force.

Source: KBC