Two Bandit killed in Baringo

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Police officers successfully thwarted an attempted raid by two bandits in Kapturo village, Bartabwa ward, Baringo County, resulting in the demise of the assailants. Baringo County Police Commander Julius Kiragu disclosed that a well-coordinated ambush by the patrolling security team on Sunday played a crucial role in eliminating the threat. During the operation, the officers seized two AK-47 rifles along with 21 rounds of ammunition.


In a separate banditry incident in Ngaratuko area, Saimo Soi ward, bandits shot and injured a 19-year-old herder, making off with an unspecified number of livestock. Expressing concern over this incident, Baringo North MP Joseph Makilap urged swift action by security forces.

Responding to the escalating banditry cases, Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki convened a strategy and operational review meeting with operation commanders and heads of various security agencies. Kindiki, while acknowledging progress in combating bandit attacks, emphasized the need for continued efforts to neutralize persistent threats in the Northern Rift Valley.


During a recent press briefing after the meeting, Kindiki stated, “The government has intensified efforts to eradicate violent bandit attacks. While significant strides have been made, there is a need for more comprehensive measures to completely eliminate the threats posed by bandits terrorizing the public in the Northern Rift Valley.”

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Furthermore, the Interior CS announced the reorganization of Operation Maliza Uhalifu, a multi-agency initiative involving the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) and National Police Service (NPS). Kindiki explained, “Together with local security heads and field commanders, we have reviewed the progress of Operation Maliza Uhalifu.

To address operational gaps, we are immediately reorganizing the management, command, and control of the National Police Reservists (NPR) to augment the capabilities of the National Police Service (NPS) and Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) in the operation.”

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Ken Maasai

Ken Wakuraya is a seasoned Journalist with official accreditation from the Media Council of Kenya, possessing extensive expertise in covering political, Entertainment, and Human interest stories.

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