Kenya: 2 herders sustain life-threatening injuries after bandit raid in Isiolo
Nairobi – Two Isiolo shepherds treat serious injuries after being shot dead by suspected bandits while they were sleeping.
The two were resting in a makeshift barn when bandits stormed Wednesday morning.
National Police Department deputy director of corporate communications Lemmy Njiru told Capital FM that a patrol team had since been dispatched to establish exactly what had happened.
“Today, around 1:00 am in the Mado Salesa area in the Urura sub-location in the Yamicha site, suspected armed militias from Degodia attacked people sleeping in a makeshift cattle boma and killed them by bullets two people, namely Ali Raro Bakasa and Abdi Hassan Talo, all male Borana. two shepherds tending to their cattle. The area is about 60 kilometers north of the station and lies between Urura and Matasaden “, Njiru said.
He stressed, however, that the Salesa region where the incident occurred is remote and with the heavy rains seen across the country, accessibility can be difficult.
It comes days after at least 12 people were killed and three others injured in two separate bandit attacks in Marsabit County on Saturday.
The victims included an unknown number of civilians who pursued their cattle, goats and sheep.
While confirming the incident, Marsabit County Police Commander Robinson Mboloi said that during the first attack, armed assailants raided a manyatta (farm) in the Jaldesa area around 5 a.m. morning and took away 1000 head of cattle and 300 goats and sheep.
Mboloi said police reacted immediately and pursued attackers who escaped and left the stolen animals following a shootout with security agencies.
“We received reports that eight people died of gunshot wounds and three were injured in the shootout. All the cattle that had been stolen were recovered,” he said. .
In the second incident, Mboloi said another group of bandits attacked another manyatta in Kubi Qallo and stole 800 head of cattle and 1,500 goats and sheep.
“In the shooting, four other people lost their lives, when the police got the information, they went to the area and with the help of Wananchi (citizens) recovered the stolen animals,” he said. he adds.
Marsabit County Security Chief said they had launched a manhunt for everyone involved in the attacks.