Two men have been shot dead by bandits who were dressed in jungle green uniforms in Elgeyo Marakwet.

According to Victor Kibet, a survivor of the war, 6 Pokot people armed with guns attacked them around mid-morning while they were grazing livestock in their farms.

“The attacks started at around 11 am when we were in the grazing field attending to the livestock, we didn’t know that the Pokot were present and that they were planning to attack us,” Kibet said.  

“That is when they started shooting not so long after they attacked, I fell down after being shot on my arm leaving me helpless as the others tried to flee from the attackers,” he added.

Winnie Kanda, a resident expressed her fury at the attackers who were dressed in police uniform highlighting that some of the victims are at the Iten Referral Hospital, saying that young people are dead, and some sustained serious injuries which might lead to permanent health damages.

“It is so sad that the attackers from Baringo who came dressed in police uniform threatened and attacked innocent people, as it is at the Iten referral hospital with most of the victims having serious wounds causing permanent damages,” Kanda said.

Kanda has asked the President to look into the issue and ensure that security and peace are guaranteed insisting that the police officers should perform their duties diligently and responsibly.

By Treeza Auma

Treeza Auma is a Digital Content Producer and founder of KTMN She is also Television journalist at Kenya News Agency and Leadership Accelerator at Women in News.

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