Three killed in Laikipia ambush

Suspected bandits raided a residence in Ndindika hamlet in Ngarua, Laikipia County, Kenya’s Rift Valley, killing three people and injuring another.

According to police, three suspected Pokot bandits allegedly attacked Michael Kananu's home on Sunday at 4 p.m. and made off with 32 heads of cattle and two sheep.

The thieves allegedly transported the stolen livestock to the Laikipia Nature Conservancy, shooting at four persons fishing at Mbogoini Dam.

However, a multi-agency squad responded and engaged the bandits in a firefight, retrieving all the stolen animals and restoring them to their rightful owners.

“We understand that bandits flushed out of the Operation Zones of Laikipia have sought refuge in settlement areas and continue to engage in acts of criminalities by meting pain and anguish to families,” said the National Police Service spokesperson Bruno Shiosi.

“The Multi-agency Security Teams will urgently review their approach to areas that were initially perceived to be of low risks of attacks to ensure that lives and properties are equally protected as those at the high risk areas,” he said.

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