Police Issue Warning Over Impending Deadly Clash

  • The National Police Service (NPS) has warned Kenyans over an impending clash in the North Rift Valley region.

    A report issued by the Office of the Inspector General of Police on Wednesday indicate that certain individuals were organizing youth in Turkana East and Tiaty Constituencies.

    "We wish to alert the public that we have received information that certain individuals are mobilizing youth in preparation for a clash.

    [caption caption="NPS Director of Corporate Communication Charles Wahongo"][/caption]

    "The police are warning against the mobilization as it could lead to unnecessary loss of lives," the statement reads in part.

    The National Police Service (NPS) Director of Corporate Communication Charles Wahongo further warned those found culpable of planning the attacks that they will not be spared by the government.

    "We are investigating the matter and if established to be credible, those concerned will face the full force of the law.

    "Meanwhile, all security agencies in the area have been ordered to step up their vigilance and to deal firmly with any lawbreakers," Wahongo directed.

    The report comes barely a month after four people including two girls, a boy, and a driver were shot dead by armed bandits in Kapedo after an ambush.

    The four who were travelling from Kapedo to Marigat in Baringo County were attacked by suspected armed Pokot bandits who have conducted similar surprise attacks in the recent past.

    Other sources claim that some of the ambushed passengers were students who were travelling back to school for the second term.

     

    [caption caption="The police statement"][/caption]

    The security situation in Kapedo has been volatile over the years with rising wave of insecurity at the border point between Baringo and Turkana blamed on cattle rustling and retaliatory attacks.