Two people were killed in a new bandit attack in Baringo County on Thursday, including a Kibabii University student and a police reservist.
The incident, which occurred in Kiriamet village in Baringo North, has paralyzed economic activity as residents lament the return of insecurity.
The two residents were gunned down around 7 p.m. when they were harvesting honey.
Baringo Governor Benjamin Cheboi and Baringo North MP Joseph Makilap both condemned the attack, saying it threatened the county’s peace and stability.
The area’s chief, Wilson Chelagat, also called on the government to guarantee safety by deploying more police officers.
The bandit attack comes a few days after Interior CS Kithure Kindiki assured residents of security, deployment of officers, and establishment of more Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) camps in the area.
The CS also swore to end banditry around the country after launching an anti-stock theft camp in Isiolo North Sub-County’s Mulango area which has been prone to bandits over the years.