Two schools have been closed as tension grips Lomoiywe village in Mochongoi location, Baringo South Sub-county.
The affected schools Tuiyotich day secondary and Tuiyotich primary schools were forced to shut down as learners accompanied their families migrating to safer areas and hence they could not report to their schools.
The insecurity situation resulted from a banditry attack on Tuesday evening whereby a herder was shot and injured by cattle rustlers believed to be from neighboring Pokot community.
Kamarei said the attackers who have so far torched over ten houses came in a friendly manner pretending to be herders asking to be helped with a share of pasture and water for their starving livestock.
Following the attack, residents from the entire Kapkechir sub-location are now fleeing for their safety and majority have migrated to neighboring villages in Kabel, Ngarie, Kamailel Kimoriot and Mochongoi.
Mochongoi Chief Patrick Chepsoi Kamarei who spoke to journalists at Tuiyotich dispensary yesterday said security personnel are trying to contain the situation that has prevailed for the last three days.
The administrator said a police post which was earmarked to be stationed at Lomoiywe three years ago to address the perennial insecurity problem affecting the location was yet to be established.
Baringo county deputy governor Eng Mathew Tuitoek is among the local leaders who have visited the area to assess the situation and he delivered 50 bags of relief maize donated by the county government to be distributed to the displaced families.
Tuitoek who was in a company of the Mochongoi Chief condemned the incident and urged the government to quickly contain the situation to avoid it spiraling into further damage including life loses and further closure of schools.
The Baringo Deputy Governor who addressed affected residents including those from Kasiela trading centre in Arabal location pleaded for people not to flee from the area as the government was taking control of the mater.
Hundreds of the affected families displaced as a result of banditry attack are appealing for food help from government agencies and other well-wishers.
A woman called Elizabeth Kabon who is hosting ten families who migrated from the clash thorn area of Lomoiywe appeals for food help from well-wishers saying her family if faced by hunger since the victims she is hosting depleted all her food stock.