In Summary
  • Armed bandits allegedly beheaded a middle aged man and left three others nursing serious injuries, causing over a dozen families to flee their homes in fear of their lives.
  • The attackers, said to have been masquerading as Somali camel herders, reportedly killed and inflicted injuries on the victims following sporadic pasture-related conflicts characteristic of the remote part of Kitui County.
  • “People have since fled their homes and are living in the bushes like animals. Children cannot go to school due to heightened insecurity. We are suffering,” added King’ondu.

Armed bandits have unleashed terror in Mutha Ward, Kitui South, beheading a man and seriously injuring three people.

Tension is high in the area and more than a dozen families have fled their homes in fear for their lives.

The attackers, said to have been masquerading as Somali camel herders, reportedly committed the crimes following sporadic pasture-related conflicts characteristic of the remote part of Kitui County.

UNPROVOKED

Joram King’ondu, a resident of Musenge village, said they attacked his neighbour unprovoked at his home and beheaded him on Sunday evening.

“The banditry menace dates back to several decades ago. The same Somali bandits killed my father and two of my uncles,” he said.

“People have since fled their homes and are living in the bushes like animals. Children cannot go to school due to heightened insecurity. We are suffering."

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