Police yesterday arrested suspected bandit armed with M16 firearm in ongoing police operations in Ol-Moran, Laikipia County.
Police report seen by the standard Digital revealed that the suspect was cornered by law enforcement police officers aboard a probox to unknown destination.
The locals still blame the police for failing to bring to an end the constant attacks by the armed bandits within the region.
Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya who confirmed the Friday evening incident said the ongoing operationa has bored some fruits to local pastoralists as close to 5000 cattle have been recovered from the Laikipia Nature Conservancy.
He said no officer was injured during the 5pm incident, adding that security officers are still tracing the suspected armed bandits alleged to have escaped into the nearby bushes.
The latest development comes only four weeks when armed bandits killed a 60-year old herder Charles Maina at Ol’moran in Laikipia, before escaping with more than 30 heads of cattle.
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