Kenya: Six Killed as South Sudanese Gunmen Attack School

Violet Powell
October 15, 2017

In Kenya, seven people including six students were shot dead by unknown gunmen in a raid on a high school in Nairobi on Saturday.

"The suspect was held at Kakuma police station for interrogation over the morning killings, we are trying to establish how they managed to get him".

Confirming the incident, Rift Valley Regional Cordinator Wamyama Musyambo said the armed student who is from the Toposa community that lives in South Sudan attacked the school in what is believed to be a revenge mission.

"Six people were killed in the attack, including students, and we have others injured", said Seif Matata, Turkana county's commissioner.

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The students were in school preparing for their national exams when the attack occurred. PHOTO | NATIONBy JEREMIAH KIPLANG'ATResidents of Kakuma refugee camp have lynched a suspect accused of murdering five students and a night guard at Lokichogio Mixed Secondary School in Turkana County.

According to reports, the attack was allegedly orchestrated ed by a former student who had been suspended.

While condoling with the parents, teachers and students, Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok asked the national government to allocate boarding schools armed security personnel.

The county officials on the ground have liaised with Amref who are expected to airlift the four critically injured to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital for treatment. Sources claim that the accomplices are members of a militia group in South Sudan.

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