A 53-year-old man was on Monday evening shot dead by armed bandits who also injured a female enumerator at Loruko village in Burat Ward, Isiolo County.
Confirming the incident, the Isiolo County Police Commander, Joseph Kigen said that the bandits shot and killed the old man on the spot while the enumerator was injured while trying to escape.
Kigen said the enumerator was attacked as she was coming from a nearby hotel where she was having supper. She was rushed to Archers Post Health Centre for treatment.
The Burat Chief, Hajj Mahad said that security officers and the area residents are already on the ground tracking the attackers.
Mahad said no security officers were around during the attack since the local people preferred to be enumerated during the day for fear of such attacks.
He added that normalcy has returned in the area and wananchi are going about their businesses while the enumeration is progressing on well with security beefed up in the area.