Police in West Pokot county on Monday confirmed that security operatives thwarted what could have been a bloody banditry attack in the Chesogon area.
According to a police report, the officers had escorted local Pokot farmers to harvest mangoes on their farms.
Everything turned out well until armed bandits attacked the farmers disrupting the exercise.
"The security team engaged the bandits in a shoot-out and called for reinforcement. As a result, the attackers were overpowered and repulsed," the police report stated.
The police noted that the disruption was short-term as normalcy was restored, and the farmers completed their harvesting and transported their harvests.
NPS OFFICERS GALLANTRY REPULSE ATTACKERS
On 20th June 2022, National Police Service officers based at Chesegon had escorted Pokot farmers to harvest mangoes in their farms along the volatile buffer zone that forms a common border with Marakwet East Sub-County. pic.twitter.com/Epc3mZfD7m— National Police Service-Kenya (@NPSOfficial_KE) June 21, 2022
The National Police Service (NPS) acknowledged the officers for their selfless act lauding them for their bravery in protecting the life and property of the people.