Fear and suspicion has gripped locals of volatile Kainuk town in Turkana South after alleged gunmen launched a fierce attack in neighbouring villages before making away with a considerable number of goats According to sources, the attackers quickly retreated towards the West Pokot county border with the goats. Owing to the town's strategic location along the Kitale-Lodwar highway, transport activities were paralyzed for hours as motorists waited to normalcy to return and security guaranteed.
Residents from Kainuk have barricaded the Kitale-Lodwar road as they engage the police officers in a fight while demonstrating the killing of one person. According to reports, the killing was committed by suspected Pokot bandits who then drove away a huge number of livestock. [Photo Courtesy]
An 11-year-old herder, 31 sheep were killed and in Lodwar road crash, 300 cows lost when herders were relocating their cattle. Turkana County Police Commander Samuel Ndanyi confirmed the incident saying one cow and 16 sheep sustained serious injuries befors 300 cows dissappeared during the 1am accident as herders were relocating their cattle from Loima to Lolupe.
(kamatira black spot) An accident has occurred along kapenguria lodwar highway at kamatira black spot involving a Toyota probox which lost control and rolled several times before ramming into a ditch. According to eye witnesses the vehicle was driving at a high speed before losing control. So far no casualties reported has it is alleged that the driver was the only occupant in the vehicle .The driver was rushed to kapenguria County teaching and refferal hospital by good Samaritans where he is receiving treatment
Security Officers in Turkana South, Turkana County are currently holding four suspected members of unlawful gang believed to be behind highway attacks along the Kainuk-Kaakong highway. While speaking to the press, the officers noted that the said suspects were nabbed at KWS area. Following the operation conducted headed by Haron Odhiambo, the Kainuk Officer Commanding Station (OCS) and Salah Mohammed, the Rapid Deploying Unit (RDU) Commander, several items were seized, among them nine rounds of ammunition and two guns.
Two students died on spot in a horrendous accident in Kamatira along Kitale Lodwar highway on Sunday evening. Those who witnessed the incident believed that both the driver of the matatu and that of the motorcycle were over speeding. They hit each other on a head collision as it seemed they both lost control and could not elude one another. West Pokot police based commander Catherine Msagha said that the two form two students were on a motorcycle that collided with a matatu that was heading to Kitale. The commander
David Kortini, a 39-year-old middle man in Chesta Village West Pikot Sub-county left many residents in shock after he killed himself moments after his brother passed on. According to Jackson Tumwet, the County Commander in West Pokot Sub County, the deceased executed himself by hanging himself with a lesso that was suspended on a tree in the Maisha Kamili area located in Pokot Central Sub County.