Matiang'i orders Tot High School principal arrest and two more principals over Kerio Valley banditry


Interior CS Fred Matiang'i photo

Bandits shoot one person in Kerio Valley after three buses carrying students were ambushed by armed criminals.

The buses which were ferrying students of Tot Day Secondary School, Kerio Valley Secondary School and Mogil Secondary School were assailed by gun bandits at Chesuman near Arror in Elgeyo-Marakwet County.

One of the bus drivers was shot and killed while six pupils and three teachers got gunshot wounds.

County Health personnel in Chesongoch, Tot and Mogil health facilities quick response prevented further casualties.

Ambulances from Chesongoch and Tot dashed the wounded to those facilities for emergency treatment.

Two students and two teachers who were severely wounded are presently admitted at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH ), Eldoret.

The critical injured students and teachers had been operated on and were in a stable state.

The body of the driver was pushed to the Tot Sub-County mortuary as police officers in the area begin bandits manhunt who are said to have flown towards the neighbouring Tiaty sub-county.

Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and Governor Alex Tolgos rebuked the Thursday evening invasion telling the security officials in the area to track down and capture bandits wreaking havoc in the region.

“It is painful that the bandits no longer even spare innocent school children. This is unprecedented and shows that these bandits are merciless murderers,” Governor Tolgos said.

Senator Murkomen wondered why National Police Reservists (NPRs) have not been reinstated in the area as promised by Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i.

“For how long will we witness the killing of our people for the government to act?. This madness should come to an end,” Senator Murkomen said.

Tot High School Principal to be arrested for violating public policies and allowing school bus to be on the road past 6.30 pm after bandits attack at Arror area, CS Matiang’i said.

"The attack on the school bus in Tot ought not to have happened. The school violated public policy. We will arrest the principal," CS
Fred Matiangi on Tot High school bandit attack Thur night.

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