Elgeyo Marakwet Senator, Kipchumba Murkomen, has called out President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai over a spike in insecurity cases in his county.
In a statement made on Monday, October 18, Murkomen slammed President Kenyatta and the police boss for taking no action to contain the situation.
The former Senate Majority leader accused the duo of remaining silent when people are losing their lives in Elgeyo Marakwet County.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen at a past event in 2020.FILE
In his post on Twitter, the lawmaker shared an image of a boy who, according to the senator, was a victim of the latest bandit attacks.”This handsome young boy was shot point blank along with his sister and mother by bandits in Kerio Valley, Marakwet. Chilling. They didn’t have to die,” the statement read in part, “shame, State House,” he concluded.
The boy in the picture that Murkomen shared had been gunned down in Kerio Valley, alongside his mother and sister.
According to witnesses, armed bandits found the boy, his mother and sister harvesting sorghum. Noticing that they were in danger, the mother pleaded with them to spare her life and that of her children.
However, the gunmen, showing no mercy, opened fire, spraying her with ten bullets as her children, who were later shot, watched.
Residents have since called for a security operation to flush out the bandits.
At the height of the increased attacks in Laikipia, government launched a security operation to flush out bandits from the Laikipia Nature Conservancy. It deployed a security team which included members of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF).
The government also introduced a 6pm to 6 am curfew in the area as the operations begun. For a while, the area witnessed peace for a while with residents slowly trooping back to their homes and children going back to school.