2 Daring gunmen attack a lorry full of KDF soldiers

KDF soldiers

In a daring ambush on Friday in Marigat, Baringo County, two armed men attacked a truck carrying Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers, injuring one of them in the process.

The truck was en route to Arabal Primary School as part of the government’s renovation efforts for schools that had been vandalized by bandits in the North Rift region since June, according to a police report filed under OB 08/3/11/2023.

According to the police report, two armed civilians blocked the path of the KDF officers’ vehicle as it approached the Embossos Road Junction.

The armed civilians returned fire, inciting a fierce shootout, to which the KDF officers had responded with warning shots.

One of the armed men was shot in the lower waist during the exchange, but his companion was able to flee into the jungle.

The wounded suspect was taken into custody for illegal firearm possession.

He was later taken to the hospital by the KDF rescue team, where he was treated by KDF medics on the way.

According to reports, at the time this article was published, the injured person’s condition was stable.

Officers found an AK-47 rifle with 21 rounds of ammunition at the scene of the incident.

The incident draws attention to the concerning state of affairs in the North Rift region, where the government has been stepping up efforts to bring peace to the unstable area.

Interior CS Kithure Kindiki has been urging people in the area to turn in illegal firearms in recent weeks, promising amnesty and assistance to those who are ready to change and reintegrate into society.

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