By Barnabas Bii
A man suspected to be a raider has been killed and another injured in renewed attacks between Pokot and Turkana pastoralists.
The new wave of cattle rustling has derailed talks to resolve the conflict that has claimed dozens of lives since the beginning of the year.
The raider was in a gang that attacked Lopei in Turkana South District at the weekend and made away with more than 200 goats.
“The attackers from Kasei Division in Pokot North District were escaping with the animals when they were confronted by a team of Turkana herdsmen and Kenya Police Reservists,” Turkana South district commissioner Elijah Godo told Nation on Monday.
He said police were searching for the other raiders and recover the stolen animals.
Pokot raiders staged the retaliatory attack after their colleague was killed at Kaputir last week.
“It is wrong for the pastoralists to stage retaliatory attacks instead of letting the security team crack down on those involved in acts of lawlessness,” said Mr Godo.
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