Baringo: 150 Cattle Stolen, Two Injured, Five Missing In Bandits Attack

Two people are nursing injuries after they were seriously injured and more than 150 cattle stolen after armed bandits struck Lamaiywe area of Baringo South on Wednesday evening.

The attack also left five people missing.

The injured people are being treated at Nyahururu General Hospital.

The incident has caused panic among residents who had just returned home after a period of relative peace in the area.

Locals reported hearing gunfire for nearly three hours as the bandits engaged in a shootout with national police reservists. The bandits reportedly overpowered the reservists and drove the stolen cattle towards the Ngelecha valley.

This attack comes just a week after the president directed the regional commissioner to reopen schools and allow displaced residents to return to their homes.

Locals have expressed dissatisfaction with the attack, criticizing the cabinet secretary for the interior for failing to visit the affected area.

They have now urged the president to take decisive action in order to restore hope and security to those who have recently returned home.

This attack comes on the heels of a recent incident in the Kerio valley in which two children were killed and over 70 herds of livestock were stolen.

In response to this incident, the cabinet secretary for interior paid a visit to the region and ordered the arming of 450 NPR officers and chiefs, as well as five police officers.