In recent months, the residents of Samburu county have been living in fear and anxiety because of the wave of banditry attacks in their communities. Despite increased efforts by the government to bolster surveillance the bandits have been launching deadly attacks on innocent people and security personnel. On May 16th, 2023, it has been reported that in the early hours of the morning, a group of heavily armed bandits attacked Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) who were on their routine patrol in the Samburu county.
The incident happened in the early hours of the morning when the group of bandits raided the village with an aim of stealing livestock. According to eyewitnesses, the bandits who were heavily armed with guns and other deadly weapons arrived at the area in a convoy of motorcycles before launching their attack.
They fired several gunshots into the air to instill fear and panic among the local residents. Soon as the KDF who were on their routine patrol heard the gunshots, they responded immediately to the distress. The bandits fired at the security forces as they neared the area. In return, the KDF engaged in a gunfight with the bandits. The soldiers were able to hold their ground, engaging in a ruthless fight with the bandits killing three bandits on spot and injuring several others. During the fight, one KDF soldier was critically injured.
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