Police in Samburu County have recovered 1,000 goats which were stolen from Turkana herders at Lokorkor village in Samburu north Sub County.
Samburu Administration Police Commander Stephen Mwinzi said the raiders attacked Lokoror village on Monday, October 16 at 7:30pm and made away with 1,000 goats.
Mwinzi said police with the help of Kenya Police Reservists (KPR) launched a manhunt for the bandits who fled towards Suguta valley.
The security team comprised of the AP, GSU, KPRs and armed rangers from local conservancies who helped us in their knowledge of the local terrain, he said.
The commander said the security team cornered the bandits on Tuesday, October 17 at around 6:00pm a few kilometres to Suguta valley in Baragoi.
After spotting us, the bandits opened fire but we overpowered them killing three while others escaped into the bushes. We however recovered all the stolen goats, he said.
Mwinzi called on communities living in Samburu north to coexist peacefully and share the dwindling pastures amicably.
He said the Samburu, Pokot and Turkana share one watering point in Nachola area due to the drought.
Sharing of resources should not result into violence but rather the communities should talk and agree on specific days each community should draw the water, he stated.
He added that the stolen goats belonged to Naputhia Choking, Lokwarukan Lokato and Yokuyo Lokato who have already received them.
Source: Kenya News Agency