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Teacher killed in Laikipia banditry attack

By James Munyeki | July 10th 2020

A teacher has been killed in a banditry attack in Loniek village, Laikipia North constituency.

At least 18 sheep were also stolen during the attack that saw 10 bandits raid the home of Erupe Nakeno, a teacher at John Paul II Primary School in Nyahururu and shot him on the head.

According to Sossian MCA Jacob Edung, they raided the homestead at around 11pm on Thursday.

They shot several times in the air to scare away residents before they entered the home.

"It was when he opened the door to check what was happening that one of the bullets hit him.

Edung said they then took away all his 18 sheep before fleeing towards Baringo county.

He said the deceased succumbed to the injuries as he was being taken to Rumuruti Subcounty Hospital.

The incident occurred barely three days after a similar one that left three people injured at Ol Moran area, a few kilometres away.

Edung said cases of bandit attacks had resumed and demanded that security be beefed up in the area.

"For how long will we be losing lives? The government must now act and end these deaths so that our people live in peace. This is one of the most learned people in our society and we have lost him," he said.

Laikipia county commissioner Daniel Nyameti, who confirmed the incident, said police officers have been deployed to the area and are looking for the attackers.

The body has since been moved to Nyahururu County Referral Hospital mortuary.

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