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AMREF successfully airlifts victims of Kapedo attack 

AMREF medical personnel attend to a patient inside their plane at Kampi Ya Samaki airstrip in Lake Baringo. The injured is among the five administration police officers who suffered serious gunshots at Kasarani area in Kapedo area. Photo by Vincent Miningwo




An injured administration police officer shot during the Tuesday attack waiting to be airlifted to Nairobi at Kampi Ya Samaki airstrip in Lake Baringo. The officer is among the five evacuated at Kasarani area at the border of Baringo and Turkana counties. Photo by Vincent Miningwo

An injured administration police officer shot during the Tuesday attack waiting to be airlifted to Nairobi at Kampi Ya Samaki airstrip in Lake Baringo. The officer is among the five evacuated at Kasarani area at the border of Baringo and Turkana counties. Photo by Vincent Miningwo

Five critically injured victims of the Tuesday evening brutal Kapedo banditry attack were Wednesday airlifted from Kampi Ya Samaki airstrip to Nairobi for specialized treatment.

One of the injured police officers airlifted had a spinal injury while a form three student who sustained serious injuries during the ambush at Kasarani area in the border of Baringo and Turkana counties was rushed to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Eldoret.

Red Cross North Rift Regional Manager Micah Ayabei told the press at Marigat after the evacuation that Turkana East Sub-County TSC director was among the four shot dead after being ambushed by more than 100 armed bandits suspected to be from Tiaty constituency in Baringo County.

Mr. Ayabei said the TSC official succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment as he waited to be airlifted Wednesday morning adding the TSC officer, Sheikh Ibrahim, was heading to Kapedo from Lokori where KCSE were being dropped.

“It is unfortunate that the TSC official who was being resuscitated overnight at Lomelo health facility after the Tuesday evening attack died on Wednesday morning,” he said.

The Red Cross regional manager said the education officer who died of gunshot wounds was on a routine monitoring mission to evaluate the progress of the ongoing KCSE examinations in the Sub-County.

He ruled out the possibility of finding other survivors saying they have combed the scene of the attack to confirm if there was any injured victim left in the area.

The regional Red Cross official noted that tension is still high in Kapedo and urged the government to move with speed to restore peace and tranquility along the common border of the two neighboring counties.
By Joshua Kibet

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