Loyamorok Ward Rep Fredrick Cheretei and Tiaty MP aspirant Simon Pepee Kitambaa were killed by armed criminals.

The two politicians from Tiaty Sub-County were shot dead by hooded gunmen at a nightclub in Marigat town.

“There is a worrying trend in this county where political leaders are killed anyhow,” said Tangulbei/Korosi Ward Rep Peter Amasile.

On Thursday, the MCAs stormed the county police headquarters demanding to know the whereabouts of Mr Minito.

Baringo County police commandant Peter Ndung’u said they had received reports of the missing MCA and they were investigating the matter.

POLICE

“We have a report of the missing legislator, which was filed at 3pm on Tuesday,” he said.

He, however, warned politicians against inciting the public among the neighbouring communities in the region.

“I know some politicians will start politicising the issue so as to incite communities to fight. Let me warn you to desist from commenting on the issue because you will be arraigned in court,” warned Mr Ndung’u.

The missing ward representative had been arrested a month ago in Kabarnet and taken to the Central Police Station in Nakuru County.

The legislator was suspected to have been behind the attacks at the Mukutan Nature Conservancy a month ago.

OPERATION

Mr Minito was accused of propagating hate, leading to the burning of the Mukutan Retreat Lodge in the Laikipia Nature Conservancy.

Before the arrest then, he was quoted in the media criticising the ongoing security operation to flush out illegal herders from ranches and conservancies in Laikipia County.

He claimed military officers had shot and killed thousands of animals grazing on vast private lands owned by white farmers.

Armed herders at the conservancy on the border of Laikipia and Baringo counties are reported to have carried out an extensive arson attack, opening fire on staff, including the co-manager of the conservancy.

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