Four Injured Following Bandits Attack In Turkana

by Lawyer Alex

Four passengers are nursing serious injuries after the matatu they were travelling in from Lodwar to Kitale was hijacked by bandits.

A passenger who survived the Sunday ordeal said a group of around eight bandits intercepted the matatu along the Kapenguria-Lodwar road, between KWS Camp and Kainuk police station, and opened fire through the windshield.

Among those injured is the matatu driver who was shot in the chest, as well as three others who sustained gunshot injuries on their heads and legs.

“The bandits proceeded to the vehicle and robbed the passengers of some of their belongings before fleeing,” said the police in a report.

The passenger took over the vehicle and drove it to Kainuk Medical Dispensary before, where the injured were given first aid before being transferred to Kapenguria County Referral Hospital. 

Police are yet to establish the identity of the victims as investigations get underway for the bandits.


Police in Kibichoi, Kiambu County, arrested a 21-year-old woman with a consignment of 810 rolls of marijuana.

Rosemary Waithera Ngige was arrested on Saturday after a member of the public tipped off local police of suspected drug peddling at Ngige’s house.

“Police officers from Kibichoi Police Station, Kiambu County, conducted an intelligence-led operation to rid their station area of illicit brew and illegal drugs earlier today… The culprit was arrested and a haul of 810 rolls of bhang recovered,” a report from the National Police Service stated.

Ngige is currently in police custody awaiting arraignment.

The latest comes just three days after a man was arrested with two consignments of bhang valued at Ksh.500,000 in Lamu.

Feiswal Hamadi, 35, was arrested last Wednesday after he allegedly lost his way in a mangrove thicket as he attempted to outrun the coast guard officers.

Prior to his arrest, the officers, who were patrolling the archipelago’s Tustiri area at around 4am, noticed a suspicious boat sailing towards Lamu from Matondoni.

They ordered the occupants of the boat, Hamadi and a yet to be identified individual, to stop for a random check but the pair didn’t heed the call instead accelerating towards Tustiri channel. 

The two suspects would navigate their boat towards a mangrove thicket before abandoning the vessel and fleeing on foot in different directions.

Hamadi is currently being held at Lamu police station while a manhunt for the remaining suspect continues.

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