Bandits attack police and military in Kenya’s North Rift


Armed bandits attacked a joint police-military operation in Kenya’s North Rift on March 5th.

This came after security forces raided their hideouts using bombs and helicopters as part of ‘Operation Komesha Uhalifu North Rift’.

The initiative involves the National Police Service, the Kenya Defence Forces, and National Police Reservists to quell tensions caused by fighting over grazing territory and water sources in the region.

During the attack, which took place in Seretion village, Baringo South Constituency, a police reservist was injured, and the bandits made off with over 200 heads of cattle.

The government has vowed to deploy more troops and establish a permanent security installation in the region to end banditry.

However, some local leaders have criticized the government for collateral damage caused to innocent civilians and their property during the operation.

Despite the ongoing efforts by security forces, residents have been forced to flee the affected areas to save their lives as bandits continue to mount counter-attacks against the authorities.

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