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Photo of Dedicated Agricultural Officer Assassinated By Bandits in Marakwet

The county government of Elgeyo Marakwet is deeply mourning the murder of Mr. Benjamin Sum who is a dedicated Agricultural officer within the devolved unit as reported via its Facebook page.

“The late Sum was going about his extension service duties to farmers in the valley, a job he did with passion, when the bandits ambushed him and took his life,” the post read. A mother and her two children were also killed in Endo, Kerio valley while harvesting millet.

Benjamin was also a church elder. The county declared that dialogue with the bandits is now a thing of the past and they need to face the full force of the law. “It is time to put an end to this madness once & for all!” the post went on.

It finally called upon all security agencies to mount a definitive and sustained operation in the area to weed out all the criminal elements in the troubled valley.

Elgeyo Marakwet concluded the post by sending a condolences to families of the slain. May they rest in peace.

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Benjamin Elgeyo Marakwet Endo Kerio Sum

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