Two people were on Sunday shot dead by suspected Pokot bandits in Kapedo.

Turkana county police boss Ronald Opili said on the phone that the two were a driver and his conductor.

Two passengers were also injured.

“The suspected armed Pokot bandits ambushed the vehicle travelling to Lokori from Kapedo and killed the driver and a conductor. They were ferrying foodstuff to schools in Turkana East,” Opili said.

He said officers have launched a manhunt to arrest the perpetrators.


In July, Turkana residents blocked trucks from transporting oil from the Ngamia 8 in Lokichar to Mombasa.

They held protests over insecurity and the community’s share of proceeds from the oil.

Read: No oil will leave Turkana without security and jobs, protesters say

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