NAIROBI: Six people, including three police officers, have been shot dead in a cattle theft raid in northwestern Kenya, a local police chief said today.
Area police chief Omondi Musewe said the three officers were ambushed as they pursued stolen animals, adding that three locals were also killed in the raid.
The incident took place last night in Ng’aratuko in Baringo county as some 30 officers were pursuing cattle thieves, he said.
In November, in another incident in northern Kenya, more than 40 policemen were killed in an ambush as they pursued cattle thieves.
Cattle rustling and tit-for-tat killings between rival nomadic communities leave dozens dead every year in that part of the country.