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Two morning attacks in Baringo leave six people dead

Friday May 4 2018

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Police officers escort and evacuate women and children from Mukutani centre in the border area of Tiaty and Baringo South on March 15,2017. Bandits killed four people in Tiaty on May 4, 2018. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

FLORAH KOECH
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Six people were confirmed dead following two attacks in Baringo  County on Friday.

Four people were shot dead in Ameyan, Tiaty Constituency when their vehicle was ambushed around 10am.

The vehicle was heading towards Kapedo when it was attacked. 

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Deputy County Commissioner Yussuf Boru told Nation that seven people were in the vehicle.

“Two men and two women died in the attack while three other people escaped unhurt. We have taken survivors to their homes,” the administrator said, adding that enough security personnel have been deployed in the volatile area.

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The bodies were taken to Baringo Referral Hospital in Kabarnet.

An hour later, two people died in a revenge attack in Marigat.

Mr Boru said on hearing of the Ameyan raid, Marigat residents attacked a minibus that was heading to Tiaty. 

Locals threw stones at passengers who had jumped from the bus in an attempt to save their lives.

Two traders died in the attack while four Churo Girls High School students were seriously injured.

The learners were taken to Marigat Sub-County Hospital while one was referred to the referral hospital.

Marigat Hospital nursing officer Jeremiah Ng’etich said the bodies were moved to Kabarnet mortuary. 

Nominated MCA Julia Kandie and other leaders condemned the killings.

“Why are locals killing innocent passengers over an attack that took place many kilometres away? We must learn to live in peace,” she said.

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