There is unrest in kapedo after bandits attacked a group of police officers. The attack is said to have happened after the peace meeting that took place in the area. The bandits ambushed the first batch of police officers, who left the meeting through the Baringo route.
The ambush prompted the GSU boss and other officers to rush to the scene to provide reinforcement. Unfortunately, before arriving at the scene, they encountered another ambush by the bandits where a senior officer was shot dead.
At least four police officers, including senior officers, have been killed and five others hospitalised with gunshot wounds following the spate of attacks witnessed in the area in the recent week.
The police in Baringo County are also investigating the circumstances under which six bodies of smartly dressed individuals were dumped in a remote village in Baringo County. The bodies were found on the morning of Wednesday, January 20, barely 24 hours after Interior CS Fred Matiang’i sounded a warning over attacks in the region. His warning coming only day after chaos in the neighbouring, Kapedo Turkana County left a police commander dead.
“I am asking those who know those who murdered our senior police officer to bring to surrender them. We will go for them no matter how long it will take us,” stated Matiang’I, “We are going to act decisively. We are going to make sure that those involved meet with the law. By the time we are done, it will be a story to be told to the generations to come.”
The six bodies found in Arabic, are believed to have been executed elsewhere before being dumped in the area.
“The new operation we are conducting involves recovering stolen animals, flushing out criminals and forceful disarmament of guns. For the first time we want to use force in recovering these firearms which have been used to cause insecurity in the community,” said Mr Natembeya,
“Some individuals are responsible for the smuggling of guns from neighbouring countries which has fueled conflict and killings in the region, ” He went on to say, “a number of politicians and wealthy businessmen are on police radar after investigations linked them to the attacks.”
The regional administrator noted that the police have now changed tactics and are ready to face the suspects head on vowing that no other police will be killed by the bandits. The government has declared war on the politicians and influential government officials suspected to be behind violence in the restive Kapedo region in the border of Baringo and Turkana Countries.