Three killed by bandits in West Pokot


Three people have been shot dead by bandits at Cheptulel area Chesegon division half kilometer from Marakwet East border, West Pokot County.

Confirming the killings West Pokot County police commander Jackson Tumwet said that about 1545 hrs on Saturday evening the three who were riding on a motorcycle from Lomut market heading to Sokoto area were gunned down by bandits believed to be from Marakwet East.

He said bandits crossed over to Pokot side ambushed and shot three who were from their daily duties heading home.

“Security personnel from Sigor and Lomut have accessed the scene and removed the victims who suffered fatal injuries.”Said Tumwet.

Tension has gripped in the area as locals want the government to beef up security.

James Kapeyon Cheptulel location area chief said the bandit’s gunned down the three and stole their mobile phones.

“The bodies have been removed to Kapenguria county referral mortuary. There is a lot of tension and people are living in fear.” He said.