Two people were killed while three others are fighting for their lives in hospital after about 200 armed bandits attacked Kamuge village in Turkana East.

The bandits are said to be from Baringo East.

According to Lopiro Lokonyi, who is taking care of Lokolonyoi Lokut, 71, who is recuperating in Lodwar Referral Hospital after he was set on fire inside his hut, said the bandits struck on Friday morning and went on a shooting spree and torching houses.

Police reservists responded and an exchange of fire ensued.

Mzee Lokolonyoi who could not move out quickly sustained serious fire burns.

He was rescued by neighbours before he could be burnt to death by the fire that was spreading faster and the thick smoke engulfing his house.

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