Three killed in Lorogon, Turkana South sub-County

Three people were killed in an attack at Lorogon, Turkana South sub-County.

While speaking to press, Turkana County Governor, Josphat Nanok condoled with the families that lost their loved ones in the ambush. He added that he was saddened by the killings.

He however blamed the security team for the deaths of the three children: “It is disappointing that the security situation is deteriorating. We have lost three children who had a bright future. I blame the security team for not arriving early to help the three who bled to death,” said the Governor.

The Governor said that the security department should in future act swiftly to curb such deaths.

Turkana South sub-County Commissioner, Elijah Kodoh, confirmed that the people were shot as they went to the river to fetch water.

“The people left very early in the morning to fetch water from the river. As they headed there, they were ambushed and shot at by bandits,” said Mr. Kodoh.

He noted that he had talked to the Anti-Stock Theft Unit in Kainuk to help their colleagues in Lorogon.

However, according to a local resident, James Kisike, some people could not be accounted for: “We found two bodies. Two of those who were injured were found. We have not been able to get other bodies,” said Kisike.

The injured were treated at the Kainuk Dispensary.

Turkana South MP, James Lomenen condemned the attack and appealed to the national government to provide security along the volatile Pokot-Turkana border.

“We are tired of losing people to bullets each passing day. The pain we feel is unbearable. The national government should sort out this problem once and for all,” said Mr. Lomenen.

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