In Summary
  • Three hand grenades were recovered from the two.
  • Deputy county commissioner for Kibish Sub-county Erick Wanyonyi said the two were among a group of about 10 raiders who had stormed Atakiyo village on the Kenya-South Sudan border on Friday.
  • Governor Josphat Nanok said residents of Turkana County suffer due to the conflicts in the neighbouring country.

Two raiders believed to be from the Toposa community in South Sudan were shot dead as they tried to steal livestock in a Kenyan village.

Three hand grenades were recovered from the two.

Deputy county commissioner for Kibish Sub-county Erick Wanyonyi said the two were among a group of about 10 raiders who had stormed Atakiyo village on the Kenya-South Sudan border on Friday.

The herder who killed the intruders and recovered the grenades, Mr Johana Lokaala, said he heard the movement of camels and donkeys in the shed at around 8pm.

Drive out animals

“When I stepped out of my manyatta, I saw three armed people in the shed trying to drive out the animals.

Goats were scattered in the compound.

“I shot one dead as the two tried to flee. I then shot at the other man, who later died of the injuries he sustained,” said Mr Lokaala.

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