Armed bandits who have terrorized residents of Laikipia West Constituency for over a month launched a daring daylight attack at Mirigwit village yesterday, just moments after security personnel launched an operation.
The gang struck an hour after Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya launched the operation at the Ol Moran trading center.
Before a contingent of police officers arrived, the attackers stormed Mirigwit Primary School, which had been closed earlier. They set fire to at least three classrooms.
And now as per the reports, former Laikipia North MP Mathew Lempurkei has been arrested by DCI for questioning.
The attacks by bandit has raised sparked reactions online,with locals urging the government to move in with speed and solve the situation.
Despite the operation's launch, residents are fleeing their homes for safer grounds as the criminals continue to burn some houses.
“We have deployed adequate personnel and equipment to ensure that areas where people have been displaced are secure and do not become operating zones for bandits,” Natembeya said.
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