Baragoi police launch manhunt for gunmen who killed High school teacher

The signage of Baragoi Boys High School. [Michael Saitoti, Standard]

Police in Baragoi have launched a manhunt for gunmen who shot dead a high school teacher.

Samburu North Deputy County Commissioner Jackson Oloo while confirming the shooting incident said they are in pursuit of the said gunmen who waylaid the teacher on his way to the hospital.

"There are allegations that he was shot by unknown gunmen but our team is on the ground conducting investigations to find out the motive,” said Oloo on phone.

Preliminary reports indicate Cyrus Kirukura, a teacher at Baragoi High School had left the premises to seek medication at a nearby health facility before he was ambushed.

The incident happened just a few meters away from the school’s main gate in the afternoon.

The school's headteacher Elijah Letakai told Nation Africa that the deceased was on his way to the hospital in Baragoi town to receive medication after he felt unwell throughout the morning hours.

He had complained of joint pains and sought permission for medication.

The body of the deceased has been taken to Samburu County Hospital morgue awaiting a post-mortem examination.

While speaking on phone, Nachola ward MCA Lawrence Lorunyei called on the police to speed up investigations to unravel the cause of death.