Gov’t Extends Curfew In Three Counties

The Government has extended the dusk-to-dawn curfew in parts of Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet and West Pokot counties by 30 more days.

Speaking on Wednesday at the Teachers Training College in Narok, Rift Valley Regional Commissioner Maalim Mohamed, noted that goals had been achieved in the previous 30 days, where weapons were recovered and peace restored.

“We are going to extend the dusk to dawn curfew for another 30 days effective tomorrow so that we continue with the good work that has happened,” he said.

“That is the message to our security officers as a regional team to ensure that we are not in a hurry to lift the curfew because we have seen some good work happening there. That is our message to the residents of Kerio Valley.”

The Regional Commissioner further said that security forces are trailing bandits, believed to have crossed over to the neighbouring County of Turkana.

Meanwhile, the Kenya Forestry Services has commenced investigations into a Sunday incident where two people were shot dead and several others injured in a demonstration at the Msekekwa area of Elgeyo Marakwet county.

The angry residents stormed a KFS station seeking answers after some 24 sheep were mauled by unknown wild animals while in detention at the forestry camp.

Officers impounded and detained the flock after residents were allegedly caught grazing them in a restricted area, only for them to be preyed upon by wild animals.

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