15 Tot High School students are admitted at the Kapsowar Mission Hospital after armed bandits attacked their school buses as they were returning from a school trip on the evening of Thursday, February 17.
A driver was shot dead during the attack that took place along the Tot – Arror Road in Elgeyo Marakwet County. Two teachers – a male and female – are in critical condition after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds even as police launch a manhunt for the suspects.
“Recovery efforts are ongoing and the students have been taken to various health facilities in Kerio Valley and those with serious injuries referred to Kapsowar Mission Hospital,” Elgeyo Marakwet County Police Commander, Patrick Lumumba, stated.
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen took to social media to lament over the inaction by the police in dealing with the bandits in the area.
“I hope CS Fred Matiang’i and IG Hillary Mutyambai are aware that earlier in the evening a convoy of 3 Buses carrying students of Tot Secondary School was attacked along Arror -Tot road.
“I thought you said never again? Despite your promises, no protection and no National Police Reservist (NPR),” read part of his tweet.
Police in the region are on high alert as they race against time to restore calm and arrest the perpetrators.