Nine people have been killed and four injured in a bandit attack in Northern Kenya.
Reports indicate that the bandits are suspected to have come from the neighboring county struck the area three times, killing six camel herders and three people in their homesteads about 10 kilometers from Isiolo town on Friday.
While confirming the incident, Burat Chief Abdinassir Abdisalan said the criminals raided the area between 10am and 2pm killing eight people on the spot before vanishing. Another died while receiving treatment at Isiolo’s County Referral Hospital.
“The bandits had intention to steal camels and livestock in the area,” he said.
Residents have accused the police of slow response.
Meanwhile, tension is building up in the area following the attack with the majority of the area residents fleeing for safety.
A contingency of police officers have since been deployed to ensure normalcy resumes.
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