"\u003Cdiv\u003E\n\t\u003Cdiv\u003E\n\t\t\u003Cdiv\u003E\n\t\t\t\u003Cdiv\u003E\n\t\t\t\t\u003Cfigure\u003E\n \u003Cspan class=\"view-HD-pictures-wrap\"\u003E\n \u003Cimg class=\"view-HD-pictures\" data-src=\"https:\u002F\u002Fres.6chcdn.feednews.com\u002Fassets\u002Fv2\u002Fcefb9b79592e62004c045adc17b8db07?source=nlp&quality=uhq&format=jpeg&resize=720\" alt=\"Pokot bandits in Turkana\" data-image-width=\"840\" data-image-height=\"470\" \u002F\u003E\n \u003Cspan class=\"view-HD-pictures\"\u003EView pictures in App save up to 80% data.\u003C\u002Fspan\u003E\n \u003C\u002Fspan\u003E \u003Cfigcaption\u003E\n Police spokesperson Bruno Shioso and a bandit wielding an AK-47 assault rifle. PHOTOS\u002FFILE\n \u003C\u002Ffigcaption\u003E\n \u003C\u002Ffigure\u003E \n\t\t\t\u003C\u002Fdiv\u003E\n\t\t\t\u003Cdiv\u003E\n\t\t\t\t\u003Cp\u003E\n\t\t\t\t\tThe National Police Service has launched an elaborate security operation in Turkana County \u003Ca href=\"https:\u002F\u002Fwww.tv47.digital\u002Fnews\u002Farticle\u002F317551\u002Ftragedy-8-police-officers-chief-killed-in-turkana\"\u003Efollowing the murders of eight police officers, a chief and two civilians on Saturday. \u003C\u002Fa\u003E\n\t\t\t\t\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\t\t\t\t\u003Cp\u003E\n\t\t\t\t\tThe commencement of the operation was upon orders issued on Sunday evening by President William Ruto. \n\t\t\t\t\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\t\t\t\t\u003Cp\u003E\n\t\t\t\t\tPolice spokesperson Bruno Shioso says the aim of the operation is to \"arrest the perpetrators, recover the stolen animals and firearms, and return normalcy to the area.\"\n\t\t\t\t\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\t\t\t\t\u003Cp\u003E\n\t\t\t\t\tBandits attacked the remote village of Kakiteitei in Turkana East sub-County and stole several animals before carrying out the killings. \u003Ca href=\"https:\u002F\u002Fwww.tv47.digital\u002Fnews\u002Farticle\u002F317558\u002Fekuru-aukots-sister-among-11-killed-in-bandit-attack\"\u003EAmong those killed was Mary Kayaman, sister to former president candidate Dr Ekuru Aukot. \u003C\u002Fa\u003E\n\t\t\t\t\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\t\t\t\t\u003Cp\u003E\n\t\t\t\t\t\"After receiving a comprehensive report on the Turkana\u002FPokot incident that led to 10 security\u002Fadministration officers losing their lives, I have instructed security agencies to deal firmly, decisively and conclusively with those involved. Cattle rustling will stop \u003Ci\u003Ena sio tafadhali,\" \u003C\u002Fi\u003Eannounced President Ruto on Sunday evening. \n\t\t\t\t\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\u003Cfigure\u003E\n \u003Cspan class=\"view-HD-pictures-wrap\"\u003E\n \u003Cimg class=\"view-HD-pictures\" data-src=\"https:\u002F\u002Fres.6chcdn.feednews.com\u002Fassets\u002Fv2\u002Fcefb9b79592e62004c045adc17b8db07-1?source=nlp&quality=uhq&format=jpeg&resize=720\" data-image-width=\"840\" data-image-height=\"470\" \u002F\u003E\n \u003Cspan class=\"view-HD-pictures\"\u003EView pictures in App save up to 80% data.\u003C\u002Fspan\u003E\n \u003C\u002Fspan\u003E \u003Cfigcaption\u003E\n President Ruto during a past mop-up exercise of illegal guns in one of the bandit-prone areas. PHOTO | FILE\n \u003C\u002Ffigcaption\u003E\n \u003C\u002Ffigure\u003E \n\t\t\t\t\u003Cp\u003E\n\t\t\t\t\tShioso says the security operation is being carried out by a multi-agency team. \"Such acts of criminality and impunity shall not be tolerated and must be brought to an end at all cost. As such, bandits terrorising innocent people have been put on notice,\" he said in a statement.\n\t\t\t\t\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\t\t\t\t\u003Cp\u003E\n\t\t\t\t\tHe also appealed to the public \"to cooperate with this noble effort to return security to the area by volunteering information that may lead to arrest of the criminals and recovery of stolen animals.\"\n\t\t\t\t\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\t\t\t\u003C\u002Fdiv\u003E\n\t\t\u003C\u002Fdiv\u003E\n\t\u003C\u002Fdiv\u003E\n\u003C\u002Fdiv\u003E"