29 November 2012

Kenya: Mother, Child Killed As Rustlers Steal Livestock in Isiolo

Photo: UN/File
Two people killed by bandits in Samburu.

TWO people were killed yesterday at Kom sub-district in Isiolo when armed bandits raided a village and took off with an unknown number of animals.

According to Councillor Golicha Jarso, the dawn attack that took the life of a mother and her child is suspected to be by Samburu raiders. He said the attackers overpowered both police and reservists before driving away hundreds of goats and sheep.

Isiolo OCPD Daniel Kamanza confirmed the incident and said the police were trying to secure a chopper from Lewa down conservancy in order to follow the stolen animals and apprehend the bandits.

" We need the chopper because Kom is far and very vast. We are however making every effort to put reinforcements in place," said the OCPD.

He said police officers have been deployed to track down the bandits and recover the stolen animals. He said cattle rustling cases had drastically gone down in the region but this attack might cause a resurge if communities decided to revenge and retaliate.

Copyright © 2012 The Star. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.