Baringo South MP Charles Kamuren has called on the government to investigate and arrest leaders funding banditry in Baringo.
Speaking in Marigat within his constituency, Kamuren alleged that banditry and insecurity was “being funded by leaders from Tiaty.”
Kamuren alleged that the leaders from the neighbouring constituency were “supplying ammunition” which is upsetting the peace in Mukutani and Laikipia. The bandits are armed with high velocity weapons.
Four days ago, the bandits held four police camps under siege after shooting dead one KDF officer in Mukutani. They then disappeared into Ramacha valley, their hide-out. The death of the officer left residents of Mukutani in fear.
Mukutani area has intermittently been over run by bandits since 2016. At that time, 11 people were killed, forcing residents to flee and seek refuge at Eldume Refugee Camp. Normalcy started returning in 2018.