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Isiolo-Garissa border bandit attack leaves eight injured

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A bandit attack at Qarsa near Isiolo-Garissa border has left at least eight people nursing gunshot wounds.

Other reports, though yet to be confirmed, indicate that residents were killed when suspected bandits from a neighbouring county attacked the area residents on Friday evening.

Isiolo Health Chief Officer Ibrahim Alio confirmed that the eight, with gunshot wounds were admitted to Isiolo County Referral Hospital.

“The eight were brought to the hospital on Monday morning and are in stable condition,” Mr Alio told the media.

Officials say the attack, which occurred near a grazing field and water pan, was over the control of resources.

Isiolo Woman Representative Rehema Jaldesa condemned the attack saying the attackers were interested in a land currently occupied by Isiolo residents.

The legislator also blamed security organs for laxity and failure to offer a lasting solution to the insecurity in the area saying many lives have been lost under their hands.

She accused the police of taking too long to respond during such attacks.

Elected leaders from Isiolo, Wajir and Garissa in January met the Interior CS Fred Matiang’i following the killing of six people at Urura village and vowed to ensure residents from the three counties coexist peacefully.  

“It is unfortunate that the recent firm decision made by Interior CS has not been fully adhered to,” she said.

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