Bandits kill 3 and injure eight in Baragoi town, Samburu County

Monday September 11 2017

One of the herders who were ambushed by bandits

One of the herders who were ambushed by bandits at Samburu County Referral Hospital on September 10, 2017. PHOTO | GODFREY OUNDOH | NATION MEDIA GROUP  

By GODFREY OUNDOH
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Three people have been killed and eight others seriously injured in a banditry attack in Baragoi town, Samburu County.

Two of the casualties were critically injured— one shot in the head and the other in the chest.

5 HOURS

The eleven were shot on Sunday evening in an ambush by rustlers believed to be members of a rival, neigbouring community as they grazed cattle at Suyan area.

Samburu County Referral Hospital Medical Superintendent Robert Nato told the Nation that the two patients in critical conditions would referred to Nairobi for specialised care.

When the Nation visited the hospital, they had been admitted in the theatre for stabilisation before being ferried to Kenyatta National Hospital.

According to witnesses, the herders were ambushed at Suyan area of Samburu North between midday to 5pm.

Doctors attend to one of the injured herders at

Doctors attend to one of the injured herders at Samburu County Referral Hospital on September 10, 2017. PHOTO | GODFREY OUNDOH | NATION MEDIA GROUP

It took more than five hours for the casualties to get to hospital and some almost bled to death.

Five arrived at the Samburu County Referral Hospital at 11pm.