President Ruto orders repression on Pokot Bandits
President William Ruto has ordered a suppression on bandits in Pokot and Turkana after an ambush led to the death of police officers, civilians and a local chief.
President Ruto said in a statement that he had directed police officers to go after the cattle rustlers and end the matter.
On Sunday evening, he received a brief of the tragic incident in a meeting with security chiefs.
“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. Cattle rustling will stop na sio tafadhali,” Ruto said.
According to Police Spokesperson Bruno Shioso, the police officers were chasing the rustlers when they were ambushed by the armed bandits.