Families flee police operation, cite killing
SEE ALSO :Kimaiyo appeals to Uhuru on banditryPolice launched the operation mid last month to recover 418 livestock stolen by suspected bandits who had attacked Loruko village last April and killed two people. In the first operation, an officer died at Kiwanja village after police came under attack and were forced to retreat. Third operation In the second operation three weeks ago, the bandits forced the police to retreat again after a fierce exchange of fire. Two constables were shot dead and four others, including Isiolo County Police Commander Manase Musyoka, wounded. Mr Musyoka is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Nairobi. On Monday last week, the police undertook the third operation backed by four armoured cars. It is during this operation that locals said four people were shot dead. More than 200 cattle suspected to have been stolen in past raids were also confiscated and driven to Isiolo Stadium.
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