By LUCAS NG’ASIKE
Tension is high in Loruth location in Turkana North District after Sudanese Toposa raiders attacked a remote village along the Kenya-South Sudan border.
Three Turkana herdsmen were seriously wounded in clashes between them and Toposa cattle rustlers in a fierce fire exchange.
Turkana North DC Albert Mwilitsa said a herdsman who was seriously injured in the incident has been moved to Kaikor Health Centre for treatment.
Mwilitsa said the raiders escaped with unknown number of cattle towards Southern Sudan border but police reservists were pursuing them.
“We are waiting for them to return although we do not know their fate. We have mobilised our security officers to supplement their efforts,” Mwiltsa said.
The DC said the area has poor communication network and the roads were impassable, a situation likely to hamper recovery of the animals. The administrator said for the last one month, Toposa raiders have been attacking the Turkana along the controversial Elmi triangle.
He added the raiders have staged an offensive against Kenya for the second time in one month since they settled inside Kenya border.
A source from the intelligence service said a South Sudan politician was allegedly arming the Toposa along the Southern Sudan and part of Ethiopia borders to attack residents and retake Elmi triangle.