"But people are killed everyday!" - Turkana elders slam ongoing operation to flush out bandits

for Tv47 Digital March 27, 2023, 07:36 AM
A file photo of police officers patrolling at Kasiela area in Mochongoi, Baringo South on March 8, 2022.

The Turkana Council of Elders on Sunday, March 26 downplayed the ongoing security operation to flush out bandits in the North Rift Region, saying the security situation is only worsening.

Led by Abraham Lokuwom who has been elected as the group's chairperson, the council cannot fathom how despite the presence of heavily-armed police officers, bandits have continued to kill and injure innocent civilians.

The elders rue that at least six schools in Turkana County remain closed because of the banditry menace, to the detriment of the learners who are supposed to compete with their counterpart from other parts of the county.

The elders now want the government to evacuate the Pokot community who live with their livestock in Turkana County, accusing them of contributing to the insecurity on the border between Turkana and Pokot counties.

This comes a few days after a student from Turkana College of Business Studies was killed in Kakong' while taking his mother to Eldoret Referral Hospital.

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