Security forces bomb bandits hideout in Baringo

Security forces have bombed a bandits ‘hideout’ in Tandare valley, Baringo County.

Locals near the valley say the attack happened at 6am.

Earlier this week, the government deployed more troops and heavier artillery amid an expected air and land operation to smoke the criminals out of their hiding places.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki announced on Sunday the start of the second phase of the operation in the security-troubled Kenyan North.

The CS also named areas considered crime scenes harbouring bandits and ordered law-abiding citizens to vacate immediately.

Following the CS’s order, troops have been arriving in the hotspot areas in Baringo, Samburu, Turkana, West Pokot, Laikipia, and Elgeyo Marakwet counties, declared by the government as dangerous and disturbed.

Additional troops have since Monday been arriving in the target areas, accompanying an assortment of artillery, signaling preparedness to begin tackling the criminal elements wreaking havoc in the region.


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