Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Primary school headteacher shot dead by armed bandits in Baringo

A primary school headteacher has been shot dead by armed bandits in Baringo North in the presence of his wife and child.

The teacher who has been identified as 55-year-old Thomas Kibet was on a motorcycle with his wife and child when the armed bandits attacked them.

At the time of the attack, Kibet who is the headteacher of Kagir Primary School was heading to Kipcherer Secondary School  for a function when the bandits shot him in the head leaving his wife and child nursing injuries.

After the incident, the wife and child were rushed to Marigat Sub County Hospital for treatment as confirmed by Baringo Police Commander Julius Kiragu.

This is not the first time Kibet had run into the bandits as he was shot in the head when he was 9-years-old leaving him with partially blind. At the time of the attack, he was grazing his father’s cattles.

The attack comes at a time when police personnel noted that the bandits are not working alone but are receiving support from either locals or politicians who are also supporting their missions.

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