Three killed, guns stolen in Turkana East

A day after President Uhuru Kenyatta issued a stern warning to persons with illegal firearms, 3 National Police Reservists (NPR) were on Monday morning shot dead in Lokori, Turkana East Sub County by bandits suspected to be from a neighbouring county.

An officer attached to Lokori, John Bwire said three guns were taken and unknown number of shoats driven away during the 11am incident.

One person was also injured and three guns taken and unknown number of shoats driven away, said Bwire.

The incident deals a blow to peace building efforts which had seen relative calm restored in Kapedo over the last two weeks.

Only yesterday, area MP, Ali Lokiru had hailed the government efforts of deploying more security officers at Kapedo which had seen an end to killings.

In his speech the president had warned those in possession of illegal firearms of dire consequences.

You will have yourself to blame for what will befall you if you are caught with illegal firearms, said the president.

At the same time, he directed leaders especially governors from Turkana and West Pokot to take the initiative and resolve border insecurity.

Source: Kenya News Agency