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DP Ruto offers chopper to airlift banditry victims from Laikipia

Deputy President William Ruto on Tuesday offered his chopper to be used in airlifting three people shot and injured in a confrontation with armed  herders in Laikipia County.

The DP had just landed at the Rumuruti state lodge  where he was destined to chair a top level security meeting, when in a show of pity, he decided that the chopper be used to ferry the three patients to Nairobi for specialized treatment.

The three Ms Rose Kuraru, 25, a seven-month expectant woman and her two sons aged five and eight, had been shot and injured by bandits on Monday evening at there home in Arjijo village in Laikipia North.


According to Mukogodo East MCA, Paul Shuel, the family was asleep when the bandits stormed their home.

The woman sustained serious leg and shoulder injuries while the boys sustained chest and leg injuries.

The father is said to have escaped the attack narrowly.


They were airlifted from Cottage Hospital in Nanyuki to Nairobi for specialized treatment.
The herders have wrecked havoc in the area for the past few months as they invaded ranches, conservancies  and private lands in the area.

The chopper later returned to pick the Deputy President who flew to yet another insecurity hit region-Baringo. It is not clear who will foot their hospital bills.