At least 11 people, including eight police officers, died last night in an armed attack by cattle rustlers in northwestern Kenya, an area plagued by insecurity for decades, the police said. According to the Efe agency, citing a publication on the social network Twitter by the security forces, the “National Police Corps regrets denouncing the criminal and cowardly ambush of bandits who are dedicated to the theft of cattle against innocents and police” “.According to the police, a local chief, two other civilians and eight police officers died after the events that took place in the district of Turkana, one of the poorest in the country and which is being hit by a serious drought that affects the entire region of East Africa. , the worst in 40 years. The incident occurred when agents were carrying out a search operation for a group that had stolen livestock in a town in the district of Turkana. Different counties in northern and northwestern Kenya have faced for years the insecurity caused by theft of cattle, whose meat is sold in large urban markets. transnational criminal networks that also operate in neighboring countries. Dozens of people have died in recent years as a result of these attacks, exacerbated by the circulation of weapons among the population – in the northeastern municipalities of Turkana, Samburu, Baringo, West Pokot and Elgeyo-Marakwet. this problem was one of the commitments made by Kenyan President William Ruto during the election campaign leading up to the August 9 general election, in which he became the country’s fifth president since its independence from the United Kingdom in 1963. (RM /NMinuto )Source: Rádio Moçambique Online

Sep 26, 2022

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *