6 Bodies Dumped as Security Operation Heats Up

Interior CS Fred Matiang'i speaks during National Safety Roads Programme on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.
  • Police in Baringo County are investigating the circumstances under which six bodies of smartly dressed individuals were dumped in a remote village in Tiaty, Baringo County. 

    The bodies were found on the morning of Wednesday, January 20, barely 24 hours after Interior CS Fred Matiang’i sounded a warning over attacks in the region.

    A report by K24 TV indicated that the deceased persons were dressed in suits and neckties – a rare dressing style in a village where most residents are herders. 

    The bodies, which were found in Arabal, are believed to have been executed elsewhere before being dumped in the area.

    Interior CS Fred Matiang’i speaks during National Safety Roads Programme on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

    They were transferred to the Kabarnet town mortuary.

    Matiang’i had on Tuesday, January 19, after a meeting with security officials, revealed that operations in the area would be ongoing until individuals behind attacks there were caught.

    The warning came after chaos in the neighboring Kapedo, Turkana County left a police commander dead.

    “We are going to act decisively. We are going to make sure that those involved are facilitated to meet with the law. By the time we are done, it will be a story to be told to the generations to come.

    “I am asking those who know those who murdered our senior police officer to bring to surrender them. We will go for them no matter how long it will take us,” stated Matiang’i.

    On Tuesday, police officers used military vehicles and choppers in a crackdown in Kapedo seeking to arrest the killers of the officer.

    The attack is said to have happened after the peace meeting. The first batch of police officers, who left the meeting through the Baringo route, were ambushed by bandits.

    The ambush prompted the GSU boss and other officers to rush to the scene to provide reinforcement. Unfortunately, before arriving at the scene, they encountered another ambush by the bandits where the senior officer was shot dead.

    Entrance to a Kenya police station.
    Entrance to a Kenya police station.

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