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Gang hacks six people in Bungoma

28 April 2014, 15:15 Arap Yego

Bungoma - A sad mood has engulfed Wenyila Village near Lugulu Girls High School in Bungoma County, after a gang of unknown people armed with machetes descended on homesteads in the area on Sunday night and hacked six people, leaving them with serious injuries.

The victims of the  attack that happened a few minutes before midnight , who all sustained deep machete-inflicted wounds, are currently recuperating at Webuye District Hospital, with one of them said to be in critical condition.

 The latest attack has renewed fears that a gang of people who previously reigned terror on the area residents last year is regrouping

Speaking to journalists, Bungoma County Commissioner Maalim Mohamed who confirmed the incident appealed for calm and said a manhunt for the suspects has already been launched.

“It’s true that six people were hacked by unknown attackers. Luckily there were no causalities. I have visited the victims at the hospital and the doctors at the hospital have assured me they will be discharged before the end of the day,” said Mohamed.

 The county commissioner  however  emphasised that the attack on the six people should not be in any way related to the infamous attacks and killings that happened early  last year in different part of the county.

“ This is an isolated incident. The gang targeted business people, which shows they were after money. They attacked a poshomill trader, a livestock businessman and a shopkeeper. They made away with four mobile phones and KES 3,000,” said the county commissioner.

 He said the county residents should not worry about their security as the security agents in the regions are on high alert

“ We have already arrested a prime suspect in last night attack and following crucial leads. We have also intensified police patrols and residents have nothing to worry about,” assured Mohamed who appealed to the residents to share information with security agents on any suspicious persons.

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