Convoy of Water CS Alice Wahome Caught Up In Shootout In Marsabit

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Water and Sanitation Cabinet Secretary Alice Wahome's convoy was Friday, January 20, 2023, caught up in a shootout between cattle rustlers and KWS officers in Marsabit, Eastern Kenya.

The CS was in the county to inspect a water and sewerage system project.

The minister had just concluded inspecting the construction of Bakuli Dam near Marsabit Forest when her convoy suddenly ran into a shootout.

The bandits had reportedly killed an elderly herder at the Marsabit Catholic Shrine area in Saku sub-county before driving away an unknown number of cattle and goats.

The bandits later escaped into Marsabit Forest, bumping into KWS officers.

A shootout ensued, leading to the injury of one of the bandits, who escaped with gunshot wounds.

CS Wahome was evacuated safely from the scene and later proceeded with her journey to Marsabit Police Station, where she took a flight.

The incident also comes precisely a week after a deadly attack by cattle rustlers led to the death of eight people in Yalle Kurkum in Kargi Location.

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