Two Police officers on Sunday thwarted a bandit attack by over 20 raiders, who had laid an ambush on a lorry transporting livestock from Moyale in upper eastern, to Nairobi.
The two gallant officers Corporal Aden Koise and Constable Robert Njau repulsed the bandits in a volley of fire.
“This evening at around 6pm, the two officers were escorting over 40 heads of cattle for slaughter in Nairobi, when they were ambushed by the bandits believed to be Samburu warriors,” said the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
What followed was an exchange of fire that sent the bandits scampering for safety, as the officers unleashed an avalanche of fire.
Owing to the increasing cases of bandit attacks experienced in the area, officers drawn from Marsabit Central police station had escorted the lorry, only to encounter the bandits at Malgis area.
In an attempt to capture the lorry and steal the cattle, the raiders fired at the cabin of the truck missing its occupants by a whisker.
Corporal Koise ordered PC Njau, to engage his HK 21 that rent the air ferociously leaving a deafening silence in its wake, as the raiders scampered for safety heavily wounded.
The two police officers whose bravery we celebrate escaped the onslaught unscathed, as well as the cattle they were escorting.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.