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Tiaty MP William Kamket arrested over Kapedo banditry attacks

Tiaty Member of Parliament (MP) William Kamket has been arrested in Nairobi in connection with the banditry attacks in Kapedo.

He is currently being detained at the Kileleshwa Police Station and will be transferred to Nakuru according to police officers.

His arrest comes a day after he joined other leaders from Baringo and West Pokot who appealed to President Uhuru to deescalate the ongoing security operation in Kapedo.

The leaders asked the government to change tact, saying the operation was inhumane.

On Tuesday night, 6 people were killed and scores injured in a shootout between the police and suspected bandits.

The Kapedo attacks were condemned by Interior CS Fred Matiang’i terming them as “premeditated cold-blooded, heinous attack”.

CS Matiang’i on Monday stated that preliminary investigations disclosed that the attackers targetted GSU Deputy Operations Director, Emadau Temako who died after he was ambushed.

“It is a clear case of murder. There was no conflict. It was a premeditated ambush that was targeting our deputy director of operations at the General Service Unit. We must stop pretending and put things candidly,” Matiang’i said.

“That part of the country has been very costly to our security officers. We have lost NGAO officers, security officers, and innocent wananchi,” the CS continued.

Dr Matiang’i said police were investigating elected leaders who funded banditry in the region.

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