Turkana Leaders have condemned the Friday Kapedo attack that claimed lives of three students and a driver who were shot dead by suspected pokot bandits.
Three students and one driver were heading to school from Marigat to Kapedo through Ameyan route,were ambushed by the suspected pokot bandits and shot dead.
Turkana leaders led by Senator Malichy Ekal,MPs Ali Lokiru and James Lomenen Turkana East and South respectively, they have condemned the heinous act of suspected pokot bandits.
Ekal castigated the barbaric impunity that caused the deaths of innocent little angels.
“Many people mistakenly say that problems between the border of Turkana and West pokot is cattle rustling. Its not as people put it,the vehicle ferrying students to school didn’t have cattle.” He said.
He said the pokot community should come out clearly and say what they want fro Turkana community.
He said the bullets used in the killings are from Kenyan factories it means their are some rotten individuals who gives out such bullets,adding that Kenya police and criminal investigations departments should arrest them for propagating deaths for supply.
“During the state of Nation,the President Uhuru Kenyatta said Kenya is safe. Citizens are not safe Mr. President,innocent people are bleeding at the hands of primitive communities bordering Turkana and its time for the government to disarm them.”he said.
Ekal said the security personnel should speedy up the investigations and arrest culprits behind the heinous act to face the law.
Lokiru said they have lost their people through an act that is perpetrated by the politicians who are not ready for peace.
“I personally made an appeal to Deputy president William Rutto about the cries of kapedo people who are under siege and cant access food. He assured us we won’t cry for security because it our right.” Lokiru said.
He said, few days after the assurance of security the KDF vehicle was attacked at Kapedo and some officers were injured no action was done.
Lokiru added that,they are left wondering the government that don’t care about its own officers.
Lokiru said Tiaty MP kamket william claimed that there would no peace until Kapedo Land goes to Baringo county.
“Kamket was bold enough to an extend he told the CS for Interior Fred Matiang in the presence of ten Members of parliament that he has enough armies in his constituency but no action was taken.” Lokiru said.
Lomenen has blamed the laxity of the National government to protect people of Kapedo.
“Its the role of the government to ensure every citizen has right to live. Suspected pokot bandits have turned kapedo to be hotspot whereby they kill police officers and innocent people nothing happens to them.”He said.