Livestock raiders in Baringo County kill 6

February 04, 2013

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Livestock raiders in Kenya's Baringo County shot and killed six people, including three police officers, Sunday evening (February 3rd), Kenya's The Standard reported.

Another officer was injured and is receiving treatment at Kabarnet District Hospital.

The officers were pursuing the thieves in the East Pokot district after they raided Ng'aratuko area in Baringo North district earlier in the day, killing three residents and stealing 900 goats and sheep.

"The officers were responding after they were informed that three people had been killed and livestock stolen and the raiders were headed towards East Pokot," said Baringo County Commissioner Benard Leparmarai, adding that an investigation into incident has been launched.

Baringo County has seen a series of bandit raids over the past year. Less than month ago, a senior General Service Unit officer was shot and injured in Loruk area in Baringo North as he was leading a group of officers pursuing cattle rustlers.

Ten schools in the area remain closed due to the intermittent raids.

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  • henry samoei
    February 5, 2013 @ 08:04:45AM

    gvt take immediate stern action to those involved and secure our dear kenyans at this moment as they are to undergo an electoral process

  • kutto
    February 5, 2013 @ 07:58:33AM

    what is happening in baringo

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