15 Tot High School students hospitalized at the Kapsowar Mission Hospital after armed bandits attacked their school bus along the Tot – Arror road in Elgeyo Marakwet County while they were returning from a school trip, on the evening of Thursday, February 17, 2022.
Elgeyo Marakwet County Police Commander Patrick Lumumba told the media that at team of officers were tracking down the bandits.
“Recovery efforts are ongoing and the students have been taken to various health facilities in Kerio Valley and those with serious injuries referred to Kapsowar Mission Hospital,” he said.
STUDENTS, TEACHERS of Tot High School injured in bandit attack at Chesuman, Kerio Valley, Elgeyo Marakwet County Police boss Patrick Lumumba confirms.https://t.co/eO8lISIorR pic.twitter.com/SSAwObi6l0
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During the attack, one of the school bus drivers was shot dead. Two teachers suffered multiple gunshot wounds and are in critical condition.
Taking to Twitter, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen lashed out at Interior CS Fred Matiang’i over the insecurity in the area.
Here are disturbing photos from the scene: