Editor's Review

Seven cows were stolen in the fire exchange between the KDF soldiers and the bandits.

Three soldiers attached to the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) suffered injuries at the hands of armed bandits who raided several villages in Samburu county.

The attackers disturbed the locals of Lesilampa, Lekirishati, Lempoko, and Lengoseg on the evening of Friday, February 24.

Their raid prompted the KDF soldiers to retaliate by unleashing fire on them.

They returned the fire leading to an intense altercation with the security personnel who managed to overpower them.

Several bandits were also reported to have escaped with serious injuries.

Seven cows were stolen in the course of the altercation with one being shot dead.

The soldiers immediately embarked on tracing the attackers to recover the stolen animals.

KDF soldiers disembarking from their operation van.

In Sabuki, five people were fatally shot by another group of bandits that made away with an unknown number of cows.

KDF is part of the joint security mission deployed in the North Rift where bandits have been having a field day reigning terror.

President William Ruto on February 14 directed a joint Kenya Defence Forces and National Police Service operation to deal with bandits.

Speaking to Baringo leaders on Monday at the Nakuru State Lodge, President William Ruto announced a three-day amnesty for the surrender of firearms in the North Rift region.

In a statement after the meeting, Ruto stated that the government would deal firmly with bandits until peace is restored.

“We will deal firmly with the drivers of illegal arms in the country. This is necessary and urgent, particularly in the North Rift. We must always endeavor to nurture peace for the transformation of our country,” he said.