Meru ex-MCA shot dead by bandits while pursuing stolen goats
Tension is high in Kinna Borona village, at the border of Meru and Isiolo counties, after bandits shot dead George Kaliunga, former MCA of Antobetwe E Kiongo Ward.
According to reports, the ex-MCA had accompanied some residents, NPR officers, chiefs, and police officers from Kinna police post to pursue over 80 goats that were stolen last night.
The incident has been confirmed by Meru County Commissioner, Fred Ndunga, who said the deceased was shot in the stomach during a furious exchange of gunfire between the police and the bandits.
He added that they will organize a security meeting with area security officers in a bid to curb insecurity. He also confirmed that none of the officers or residents was injured and the operations to search for the bandits have kicked off.
Last week, bandits invaded a home in Malaene village, killing two people, and leaving one missing while walking away with an unknown number of cattle.
Residents led by former Igembe North MP Hon Maoka Maore have condoled with the family of the deceased and urged the government to boost security in the area as insecurity cases have become rampant before things get worse. The body of the deceased was taken to Nyambene Level 4 Hospital morgue.
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