Five people among them three secondary school students and two National Police Reservists have been killed in Kapindasum, Arabal Location, Baringo South in a Wednesday morning raid.
Confirming the incident Arabal Location Chief William Koech said suspected bandits raided the village at around 3AM and committed the heinous act.
The students, according to the chief were home for midterm. The raiders made away with unknown number of livestock.
“Five people were killed among them three students and a two National Police Reservists. The raiders made away with unknown number of animals we are yet to establish the number,” said Chief Koech.
The raiders allegedly made away with one rifle belonging to one of the police reservists.
Koech said tension is high in the area but General Service Unit officers have respondent to the incident.
The chief called on locals to maintain peace as the security team pursue the killers. “It is a sad moment here, we however call on the locals to maintain peace and allow the security team conduct investigations into the matter. The culprits must be brought to book,” he said.
Vincent Ole Kosek, a resident said over three hundred cows have been stolen.
In June 2017 one Kenya Defence Force soldier was killed and another one injured at Arabal. The soldiers were on their way from Komolion to Rugus when they were attacked at 9am.
Baringo County Administration Police Commander Robinson Ndiwa said his officers were at the scene in an attempt to restore peace.