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Bandits kill two brothers in Narok

RIFT VALLEY
By - | May 5th 2013

By Charles Ngeno

NAROK, KENYA: Two brothers were on Saturday shot dead by bandits who invaded their Manyatta in Naikarra, Narok County.

The bandits, who are believed to be Sonjo tribesmen from Tanzania, broke into Malike Ole Lepore’s manyatta early in the morning intending to steal his livestock.

However their commotion attracted Lepore’s attention who rushed to the scene armed with a machete. The thugs shot him on the head killing him instantly.

According to Narok OCPD Peterson Maelo the brother of the deceased was killed after he went to find out what had caused the shoot out.

“The public who were also attracted by the gunshots corned two of the raiders and lynched them but one managed to escape towards the Tanzania border. Adminstration police and Kenya Wildlife Services officers are pursuing the runaway bandit,” said Maelo who added that an AK47 riffle and 24 bullets were recovered.

The bodies of the dead were taken to Narok district hospital mortuary.

Narok South DC Chimwaga Mongo said security has been beefed on the border to avert such raids in future. He appealed to locals to exercise restraint and desist from retaliating.

“Kenya is working with Tanzanai to bring to an end these raids. The victims should exercise restraint and desist from retaliating,” he said.

A group of people beleived to be from Tanzania armed with guns and arrows last August crossed into Kenya and burnt down a trading centre, seriously injuring scores of villagers.

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