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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Another senior police officer killed in an ambush

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A chief Inspector of Police and his driver were shot dead last evening at Ameyan Bridge, in Tiaty constituency, Baringo County.

Reports say that the duo were ambushed while on their way to Kapedo trading center to join the team of multi-agency security personnel carrying out a massive operation in the troubled area following the killing of senior General Service Unit (GSU) Emadau Tebakol last Sunday by bandits.

Rift Valley regional commissioner George Natembeya said that one of the officers was the Commander of the Rapid Deployment Unit at two camps based in Lomelo and Kapedo.

According to Natembeya, the senior officer was returning to his operation base after burying his mother.

Interestingly, the shooting incident happened at almost the same spot where Tebakol was shot dead by armed bandits last Sunday.

The killing of the two comes barely after, the recovery of six bodies of people believed to been executed after being rounded up in a bar at Chemulingot trading center on Tuesday night by unknown people.

The families identified the bodies at Kabarnet Hospital mortuary earlier on Thursday. 

The bodies were recovered at Arabal, some 129 kilometers from Kapedo-the epicenter of the bandit attacks.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i promised to act firmly on the lawlessness in the region saying the government would not tolerate criminals operating in the region under the guise of banditry.

“It is a clear case of murder. There was no conflict. It was a premeditated ambush that was targeting our deputy director of operations at the General Service Unit. We must stop pretending and put things candidly,” Matiang’i said on Tuesday.

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