After armed bandits stormed the area and took over 150 livestock, tensions are high in the Lamaiywe region of Baringo South, Kenya. Additionally, the incident left five people missing and two others wounded.
Currently, the injured people are getting treatment at Nyahururu General Hospital.
Residents who had just just returned to their houses following a time of relative tranquility in the neighborhood have been shaken by the incident, which happened on Wednesday evening.
Locals said that they heard gunfire for about three hours as the robbers engaged in combat with national police reserve officers. The robbers apparently defeated the reserve soldiers before driving the stolen animals toward the Ngelecha valley.
This incident occurs just one week after the president had instructed the regional commissioner to order the reopening of schools and the relocation of displaced residents.
Locals are angry over the attack and have criticized the cabinet secretary for interior for not going to the neighborhood that was attacked. They have now urged the president to act swiftly to provide people who had just lately returned to their homes hope and security.
Following a recent event in which two children were shot dead and more than 70 herds of livestock were taken, this attack occurred in the Kerio valley.
In reaction to this occurrence, the interior cabinet secretary went to the area and issued an order arming five police officers and deploying 450 NPR officers and chiefs.