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.