14 Dead, 1,000 Cattle Stolen after 17-hour Gun Fight in Samburu

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14 Kenyans have been reported dead and 1,000 cattle stolen after a 17-hour gunfight between bandits and cattle herders in Samburu county.

The incident has been confirmed by Samburu County Commissioner Abdrisack Jaldesa who revealed that authorities have so far been deployed to the region to restore calm.

“We have sent reinforcements to pursue the attackers who have driven some of the animals towards Baragoi. We have casualties so far and include six of the attackers but we will get more soon. A team has been sent out to mop out the remaining raiders who did that attack last night and trail animals that have not been traced,” Jaldesa said.

According to authorities, a gunfight broke out after gunmen raided villages with herders retaliating.

Ideally, there are reports that the death toll might rise.

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