10 people killed in deadly Samburu raid

10 people killed in deadly Samburu raid

By Johnston Keti

Ten people have been killed by suspected cattle rustlers at Lopurio area in Samburu North.

The attack occurred at around 9am on Saturday when a group of herders grazing livestock were ambushed by heavily armed men.

The suspects are believed to be from a neighboring county. Lopurio is located about 30km away from Marti town along Maralal-Baragoi road.

Speaking in Maralal town recently, area MP Alois Lentoimaga and Governor Moses Lenolkulal said cattle rustlers are a big threat to security in Samburu North.

They condemned rampant insecurity in Samburu North urged police to use armored personnel courier vehicles during patrols to flush out bandits.