Shock as MP’s Convoy Sprayed With Bullets by Unknown Assailants


Shock as MP’s Convoy Sprayed With Bullets by Unknown Assailants

Bandits ambushed Joseph Makilap, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Baringo North, and Florence Jematian, the Baringo Women Representative, on Saturday, March 16.

The perpetrators, who materialised abruptly, opened gunfire on the truck conveying the influential individuals to the Chemoe region.

The distribution of relief food along the Yatya-Chemoe road in the Chepkesin district of Baringo County was carried out by Red Cross officials in the company of the two parliamentarians.


The individuals aboard the vehicles inside the convoy narrowly evaded fatality, as the drivers successfully departed from the location within the designated timeframe.

It is evident from the photographs circulating on social media that the majority of the deliveries occurred prior to the commencement of the attack on the convoy.

Based on local accounts, there were no injuries sustained during the incident. Additional information surrounding the attack has not been revealed, with journalists characterising it as a delicate issue.

The local inhabitants have verified that the perpetrators are affiliated with a group of criminals that has been causing significant distress in the Baringo area over the recent months. Consequently, the government has intensified its endeavours to tackle the issue of insecurity.

The neighbourhood is currently experiencing a sense of fear as inhabitants express concerns about their safety in the aftermath of the attack on leaders. They are demanding the government to promptly increase the number of officers deployed to ensure the safety of the residents.

In a comparable occurrence, the vehicle belonging to Sangolo Kutwa, the Commissioner of Baringo County, was subjected to gunfire by individuals involved in a law enforcement convoy engaged in a security operation within the Kanga Joto region.

One police officer was hurt by the bandits, who were disguised as livestock herders. The convoy was retaliating to an assault that resulted in the death of a headteacher.

“We have been on an operation to apprehend those who committed the heinous act, we condemn the action,” the Baringo County Police Commander, Julius Kiragu stated.

The Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS), Kithure Kindiki, has been deploying supplementary personnel to the region that is susceptible to banditry.

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Shock as MP’s Convoy Sprayed With Bullets by Unknown Assailants



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