Armed bandits steal more than 100 cattle in a village

Armed group truck the animals in Kuria West after they were attacked at night on 17th December 2017, the cattle rustles took away five cows. (Photo:Caleb King'wara,Standard)

Tension is high in Kakiir village on the border of Tiaty and Baringo South after cattle rustlers stole more than 100 head of cattle on Tuesday night.

According to residents, more than 15 armed bandits fired in the air, scaring away herders who were looking after cattle in a farm.

Area chief Jackson Keitany said more than twelve families lost their cattle to the bandits.

Witnesses said a contingent of Kenya Police Reservists that tried to counter the raid was overpowered by the bandits.

No one was hurt during the confrontation that lasted more than two hours. The attack has triggered alarm among the residents.

“We had stayed for months without any attack. If recent cases are not addressed, they might lead to retaliatory attacks," said Richard Chepchome, a resident.