2 nursing gunshot wounds in Lodwar Referral Hospital after bandit attack
Highway banditry attacks along the Lodwar Kitale Highway in Turkana County have become a common and alarming phenomenon, as reported by Joseph Epem, the CEO of Turkana County Referral Hospital.
According to Epem, the hospital has been receiving at least two patients on a regular basis who have been victims of these attacks, some in critical condition with gunshot wounds and bullets lodged in their bodies.
Despite the presence of multi-agency security teams, including personnel from the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), who are stationed along the highway, travelers are still falling prey to the brazen bandits.
Gunshot sounds are often heard with no immediate response from the security forces, leaving travelers at the mercy of God and the bandits.
One recent incident involved a county security officer named Faruk Bisbas and a truck driver named Simon Ng’ang’a, who were both shot by heavily armed bandits along the highway while en route to Lodwar.
Faruk Bisbas is currently nursing gunshot wounds in Lodwar, while the situation raises concerns about the safety of travelers and the need for enhanced security measures to curb the escalating highway banditry in Turkana County.
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