Leader of gang suspected in killing of police officer apprehended

Police authorities in Elgeyo-Marakwet County have apprehended the primary suspect involved in the fatal assaults on security personnel. Additionally, reports indicate that numerous bandits escaping the ongoing crackdown have sought refuge in the Kerio Valley region.

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The individual believed to have played a role in the murder of a senior police officer at Chesuman market in Marakwet West sub-county was located and flushed out from his concealment in Tot.

According to County Police Commander Peter Mulinge, this individual is the leader of a group responsible for the killing of a sergeant two months ago. Once investigations are concluded, he will face charges of murder.

Mulinge emphasized that the situation in the area is currently stable, and security forces continue their pursuit of criminals who have been targeting local villages.

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“We are closing in on other suspects, and their apprehension is imminent,” Mulinge stated, highlighting the intensification of patrols. The joint security operation, involving both police officers and Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) soldiers, aims to combat banditry and illegal firearm possession.

Local residents interviewed by the Daily Nation revealed that many attackers in the Kerio Valley region are engaged in evasive tactics to avoid capture by security personnel.

These incidents of violence have disrupted the peace initiatives established in Kerio Valley back in 2019. The valley spans across Elgeyo-Marakwet, West Pokot, and Baringo counties and is predominantly inhabited by the Pokot and Marakwet communities.

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