2 Police Officers Among 10 Killed in Marsabit Attacks

Two police officers are among the 10 people who have been killed in fresh bandit attacks in Jaldesa, Marsabit County.

According to reports, the attacks are said to have happened on Tuesday night after a number of bandits ambushed a vehicle leaving three people dead.

Police patrol Moyale town in Marsabit County on December 12, 2013 amid relative calm after security forces were deployed in the border town following deadly clashes between Borana and Gabra communities. Although police cite the scramble for scarce resources like water and pasture as the major causes of conflict, many believe what ails Kenya’s second- largest county has everything to do with politics. PHOTO | FILE

And in a retaliatory attack, 7 more people are said to have been killed, among them two police officers who were on patrol in the area.

A senior police officer, who sought anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter, told a local daily publication that tension in the area is still high.

“The reports are true but I cannot comment further as this is a fluid situation that is still ongoing. What I can confirm to you is that the tension is still high here,” stated the officer.

Security chiefs in the area are currently holed up in a crisis meeting at Marsabit Town. More to follow…





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