A Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officer was on Saturday night, July 2, shot and killed by bandits in Isiolo County as another sustained injuries.
According to police reports, the two officers were ambushed by bandits as they were preparing their dinner at the Oldonyiro KWS station.
The daring bandits are reported to have shot at the two officers before they broke into the station’s armory and made away with four rifles and several rounds of ammunition.
According to Isiolo County Commissioner Geoffrey Omoding, the injured officer was in a stable condition and investigations have been launched into the incident.
“We will ruthlessly deal with anyone who was involved in the crime. We will track past happenings in the area to establish if there are any possible links and take appropriate action,” Omoding stated.
The attack comes even as the government continues with a security operation in the neighbouring Marsabit County following cases of insecurity.
The region has in the past weeks been experiencing banditry attacks which have led to the loss of many lives and others injured with property stolen.
Several suspects have been arrested, and police have retrieved a number of weapons which were suspected to be used in the banditry attacks.
Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiang’i ordered more deployment of security personnel in the region, with some parts of the region observing a dusk to dawn curfew.