IN SUMMARY

  • Kisumu County Governor Prof Anyang Nyong’o in a statement has condemned the incident
  • There is a heavy police presence in and around Sondu market
  • National government urged to move with speed and swiftly apprehend the criminal

There is a heavy police presence in and around Sondu market and its environs after a night attack that left 3 people dead.

Anti-riot police officers earlier dispersed youths who had barricaded the Katito-Sondu road at Nyabondo junction in the morning.

Several people were injured during the night attack with a house torched by the attackers.

Kisumu governor condems the attack

Kisumu County Governor Prof Anyang Nyong’o in a statement has condemned the incident terming it as unfortunate in the wake of the expected visit by the President to the region.

In the statement the Kisumu governor says that gangs armed with bows and arrows  crossed over the border from Kericho to attack residents in and around Sondu market stealing cattle and killing 3 people.

“I hope that we should find a lasting solution because it’s very unfortunate that on the eve of the president’s visits someone initiated the clashes at the border,” Nyong’o said.

The governor added that the national government must move with speed and swiftly apprehend the criminals behind last night’s attack to ensure justice is done for the affected families.

Mitigating the situation

The Kisumu County Security  has arrived at the border of Kisumu and Kericho counties following the night attack

The team is meeting at the Anti-Stock Theft Unit base in Tol where the security committee from the Soin Sigowet sub-county are supposed to join them.

The attack happened in East Kadiang’a Location in Upper Nyakach Division.

 

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