One injured in Baragoi banditry attack

One injured in Baragoi banditry attack

A 22-year-old was on Sunday shot by bandits on his way to Southhorr from Baragoi village in Samburu North Sub County.

The young man, who was transporting miraa on a motorcycle, is said to have come across two bandits at a place called Ngorishe who shot at him but he luckily managed to escape with a bullet wound on his right arm.

The 22-year-old is reported to have gone to the nearby Wasorongai Rangers Camp to seek help and thereafter police officers were called to intervene.

According to Doctor Robert Nato of Maralal district hospital where the victim is currently receiving treatment, this is the third case from the region within a span of one month.

The doctor also added that the patient is now stable and will be discharged soon.

Victims of banditry attacks are now appealing to the county government to secure their safety as well as help in paying hospital bills of the victims of cattle rustling.

This comes barely a week after cases of cattle rustling in Turkana and West Pokot counties were reported to have gone down significantly according to Turkana region Anti-Stock Theft Police unit commander Robinson Ndiema.

Ndiema attributed this reduction in cases of cattle rustling to the collaboration between his unit and the Reformed Warriors.

He also said the working relationship between the two groups has gone a long way into curbing cattle rustling and other banditry activities in the two counties.

The warriors, according to the police boss, play a critical role in identifying and apprehending individuals involved in banditry.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery had also announced last week that the government is planning to impose communal punishment on communities involved in cattle rustling.

The CS further added that an equal number of cattle would be taken from the community whose members would be found to have stolen from another.

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