The operation to flush out bandits in Kerio Valley and the north rift just days after President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered that the military be deployed to the troubled region to restore law and order. The Kenya defence forces will be sent to parts of Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, Pokot and Laikipia Counties. The deployment follows blood-letting by bandits who have been slaughtering villagers at will. The attacks have left over dozens people dead since January. Scores, mainly women and children, are fighting for their lives in hospitals after literally wriggling out of the jaws of death.