Bandits Attack Samburu Senator Lelegwe’s Convoy

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Gunmen believed to be bandits on Saturday evening, October 10, shot at a car belonging to Samburu Senator Steve Lelegwe in Opiroi, Samburu North.

Lelegwe, who was in the car at the time of the incident, told the media that his convoy of two cars was attacked while on the way to Maralal town at around 7.30 pm.

The senator said he was ambushed by unknown assailants who opened fired at his car four times.

He was coming from a meeting in Samburu North area when the attack happened.

Samburu Senator Steve Lelegwe. Photo/Courtesy

Fortunately the senator and his team escaped the shooting incident with no injuries.

“I was on my to Maralal when we were attacked. It was a lucky escape and nobody was injured during the incident,” Lelegwe told the Nation.

He reported the incident at the Maralal Police Station.

Samburu Central Sub-County Police Commander Alex Rotich confirmed the incident saying that the attackers are believed to be highway bandits whose motive is to rob passers-by and were not specifically targeting the Senator.

“We are still investigating but preliminary findings indicate that they are highway robbers who had no sinister motive against Senator Lelegwe,” Mr Rotich said.

The police are currently patrolling the area.

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