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Tension High as Three People killed by Armed Bandits in Elgeyo Marakwet

Three people were killed on Friday when armed bandits attacked and opened fire on herdsmen in Kaben village in Elgeyo-Marakwet.

Heavy gunshots were heard along River Kerio on Friday afternoon as herdsmen engaged the bandits.

Confirming the incident, area police boss Vincent Kitili, said that told one person died on the spot while two others succumbed to gunshot wounds while they were being rushed to hospital.

“It is believed that the attackers crossed over from neighbouring Tiaty Constituency to Marakwet East before unleashing the attack,” said Mr Kitili.

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He added that the herders had been warned against grazing near the border, to avert bandit attacks.

The bodies were moved to Kapsowar Mission Hospital mortuary.

The Marakwet East region has been experiencing cattle rustling from the neighbouring community.

Few months ago, seven schools in Kapyego, along Elgeyo Marakwet and West Pokot border, were closed due to increased banditry attacks.

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Elgeyo Kapsowar Mission Hospital Marakwet East River Kerio Tiaty

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