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Tension along West Pokot and Marakwet East border following raids

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Tension is high along the Marakwet East and West Pokot borders after suspected Pokot bandits raided several villages for two days in a row.

 The armed bandits, who were reportedly fleeing to escape a joint security operation in Baringo County, raided Kamelei and Kamolokon areas on the highlands of Marakwet East.

 Area Deputy County Commissioner Eric Mulevu said the bandits were repulsed by police and no animals were stolen.

 “We are working with our counterparts in West Pokot to apprehend the rustlers,” he said.

 Former Marakwet East MP Linah Kilimo has urged local leaders to work together to ensure peace prevails in the region. Past clashes have left hundreds of people dead. 

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