Three Journalists who were trapped in the bandit-stricken Kapedo area for the last seven days were on Thursday rescued by police officers.
The three, Radio Maisha’s Mike Ekutani, Citizen TV’s Emmanuel Cheboit and NTV’s Peter Warutumu, had travelled from Lodwar to cover a public baraza as well as a food-distribution exercise early last week.
No sooner had the events lapsed than they heard that a senior GSU officer had been killed in Ameyan Bridge, some seven kilometres from there location.
With all possible escape routes posing as a risk to their lives, and a full-blown skirmishes erupting, they sought refuge in a house in Kapedo.
In an Interview with TV47 in Kabarnet town, the journalists recount how the whole ordeal was a nightmare to them.
Citizen TV’s Emmanuel Cheboit narrated how they had lost faith and hope of being rescued after seeing the bandits torching an armored vehicle.
The tyres of an Armored Personnel Courier (APC) that had been sent to rescue them were flattening, killing all their hopes.
“We had no water nor food since no shop was operating at that time but God is good we survived that ordeal. We had lost all hope after seeing those dangerous bandits kill and maim innocent Kenyans, it was really a tough time for us,” Cheboit said.
Radio Maisha’s Mike Ekutan could not control his tears, narrating how they underwent emotional torture. They could not talk to their families and relatives, some of whom had grown impatient.