In response to the Saturday bandit attack in Turkana County that left 11 people dead, President William Ruto has issued a strong warning.
Eight police officers, a local chief, and two civilians were killed in the early-morning attack on a village in Namariat near Kakitetei by suspected Pokot livestock rustlers.
The Head of State addressed the attack in a social media post on Sunday and declared that his administration will not tolerate livestock rustling.
Dr. Ruto pointed out that he had instructed security officers to deal with individuals responsible for the horrific attack in detail.
“After receiving a comprehensive report on the Turkana/pokot incident that led to 10 security/administration officers losing their lives, I have instructed security agencies to deal firmly, decisively and conclusively with those involved,” tweeted Ruto.
“Cattle rustling will stop na sio tafadhali,” he added.
Speaking on behalf of the National Police Service, Bruno Shioso stated on Saturday that the killed police were hunting for suspected Pokot community members who had earlier raided a village and taken animals.