Kenya National Commission and Rights(KNCHR) says the government should take speedy action in combating banditry attacks in Baringo county.
According to KNCHR North Rift commissioner Shatikha Chivusia ,they are following up closely to ensure government fulfils its commitment to end banditry attacks in the North Rift region.
She come out to condemn the killing of a mother and her three-day old baby at Yatia in Baringo north sub county by bandits.
KNCHR steps in at a time when security situation in the area is critical and out of hand after sporadic attacks that are suspected to have been staged by Pokot bandits.
Addressing the press at Kabarnet, KNHCR commissioner, Shatikha Chivusia said that the commission aside from the agonizing brutal killings of civilians are much perturbed by the cruel and inhuman killing of the three-day old infant and her mother.
“How can someone murder a three year old baby together with the mother in a cold blood this is so inhuman and when it has reached that point the culprits are real animals,” said Chivusia.
She said as at 24th, the displaced people including school children were currently spending in schools and temporary shelters in Kapkomon, Rondinin, Sibilo , Kipsaraman, Chepkewel, Kalabata, Kampi ya Samaki, Shakanin, Chapin, Toboroi, Rondinin, Kipsaraman Catholic church in Baringo North and Nyimbei, Tuiyotich, Mochongoi, Kabel and Karne in Baringo south.
The displaced victims she said required urgent supply of food, non-food items, medicine, mosquito nets, tents, mattresses and blankets.
This comes as the dead roll comes ten and two seriously injured as the commissioner noting that the deaths include two teachers and Ngorora location chief Thomas Ruttok.
Moreover, about 40 schools including secondaries have been closed with 24 being from Baringo north sub county after two teachers were shot dead by the bandits.
She said at least 40 schools have been closed as a result of the ongoing attacks.
The commission recommended that the government undertake emergency security response to save lose of more lives.
She further alluded that accountability be demanded of security agents concerning efforts to restore peace and order in the county.