Cattle rustlers in Chesetan area, Kerio valley this week attacked a police vehicle transporting KSCE examinations to schools in the area. The police vehicle was also carrying a number of examinations officials on board.
The incident caused panic in some of the schools that were expecting examinations in the morning, some of the schools included Loiwat, Ngoron and Kolowa secondary schools.
Confirming the act, the Tiaty sub county deputy commissioner said the bandits on seeing the police vehicle thought that they were trailing them therefore leading to them opening fire on the police. Saying that, the deputy commissioner assured the students and residence that the examinations could reach them in time while there was nobody injured
“The KSCE papers were never affected likewise to those on board. As Government, we are committed to ensuring the raiders are flushed out and dealt with. I appeal to our neighbours not to retaliate and allow our security officers to carry out security operation along the valley,” .
He added that the government had beefed up security in the region. The Baringo County Education Director reassured that despite the incident that caused a delay, the examinations went on swiftly.
Fellow cops were not amused about seeing the pics and reacted on social media:
This came a few days after two gunmen attacked Abaqkorey High School in Wajir County where KCSE candidates were sitting for the History paper. There were no students injured and the police are still pursuing the attackers.