MP’s kin shot dead in Kerio clashes

Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi’s kin was shot dead Wednesday night in the Kerio Valley.

The killing of William Lochuria Loikwang’ayel Suter, 72, an uncle to Mr Sudi has raised the death toll from the endless clashes between the Pokot and Marakwet to 40.

The incident happened barely a day after two other people were killed in the same area.

The old man was shot in his house shortly after arriving from Sewes village, Kipchumwa location on the Marakwet East-Pokot Central border.

He had driven his cattle to a neighbouring location following cattle raids that have hit the area.

“He was resting in the house when the bandits sprayed him with bullets. He died on the spot add the assailants did not steal anything from him,” said Kaben Location Chief Joseph Lokanda.

Endo Ward Member of County Assembly Festus Kirop said the government should step in to end the violence.
He said Jubilee government has failed the people of Marakwet who have no other choice than to arm themselves.

The clashes started in April 2016 and efforts by security agencies to end the fighting has been frustrated by retaliatory attacks.

Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos has called on the government to deploy Kenya Defence Forces to end the clashes.

“The only remedy left would be deployment of KDF. Because the government has tried all options but none has been successful,” he said.

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