Three herdsmen were killed and more than 100 camels stolen by bandits in Garbatula, along the Isiolo-Garissa border. The victims have been identified as Mohamed Ibrahim, 35, Mohamed Yunis, 32, and Daay Dagane 37. Police reports said the bandits crossed the border and took the animals to Garissa. The incident occurred on Sunday. According to Lagdera Deputy County Commissioner Philip Koima, police in Garissa are working with their counterparts in Isiolo to recover the animals. “We have launched an operation to recover the camels. We will also be pursuing the bandits in Garissa," said Mr Koima. Koima said one suspect had been arrested and an AK47 rifle recovered from him. He said the man would be arraigned for murder and livestock theft.
Doing littleLocal political leaders yesterday accused the Government of doing little to end bandit attacks. Lagdera MP Mohamed Hire alleged that the Government had prior knowledge of the attack and failed to act.
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