leader, KANU
Gideon Moi, Senator Baringo county

Baringo County leaders  led by Senator Gideon Moi, want the government to conduct speedy investigations into the killing of Churo-Amaya MCA Thomas Minito and three children belonging to an MCA aspirant in Uasin Gishu.

“It is very sad to lose leaders and innocent young children to criminals. We need the government to speedily apprehend the culprits behind the heinous killings,” Senator Moi said.

Speaking at Kabimoi in Eldama-Ravine Sub-County on Saturday, when he launched his re-election bid, the senator called on locals to remain calm and not to speculate on the matter, to avoid igniting animosity among communities.

Led by Governor Simon Kachapin, Pokot South MP David Pkosing and Kapenguria’s Samuel Moroto demanded an end to the killings.

“We want the peace and reconciliation commission led by Francis ole Kaparo to intervene,” Mr Kachapin said.

Speaking at Lelan, he asked security officers to arrest criminals in the area .

Mr Minito was reportedly approached by three people at a hotel in Kabarnet town on Tuesday afternoon when he was having lunch with a woman government official from Tiaty.

The three men produced their identity cards, purporting to be police officers, and said that he was required to record a statement at the police station.