June 18, 2024

Bandits shoot dead MCA in Samburu

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Bandits shoot dead MCA in Samburu

Samburu MCA Paul Leshimpiro shot dead by suspected bandits at Soit Pus on Maralal-Baragoi Highway

Samburu MCA Paul Leshimpiro shot dead by suspected bandits at Soit Pus on Maralal-Baragoi Highway.

Paul Leshimpiro, the Member of County Assembly for Angata Nanyekie in Samburu County, is dead.

Police reports indicate that MCA was shot dead by suspected bandits at Soit Pus on Maralal-Baragoi Highway on Sunday morning, February 25, 2024.

He was rushed to Morijo Dispensary where he succumbed to gunshot wounds, police said.

Confirming the incident, Samburu County police boss Thomas Ototo said the deceased was on his way home when he was ambushed by the gunmen.

At the time of the incident, the MCA was in the company of his driver, who escaped unhurt.

The body of the ward representative has been taken to the Samburu County Referral Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem examination.

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The killing of the MCA comes days after Angata Nanyekie became besieged by gunmen.

“We have a team pursuing the gang to know more and probably arrest them,” said Ototo.

Police said the past month, parts of Soit Pus, Morijo and Angata Nanyekie have been haunted by banditry following numerous attacks targeting villagers and even travellers in the region.

Ototo said police were pursuing the suspected bandits who fled after the incident.

The area has been facing increased attacks which paralyzed operations at large.

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