The bus is said to have been ferrying World Vision staff trainers from Cheptebo to Kolowa when the incident happened.According to the driver, the bus got stuck in mud, forcing all on board to alight.They then walked on foot to their respective homes leaving the bus on the road.
The deceased, Amdany Cherop was receiving treatment at Baringo Referral Hospital, Kabarnet, but succumbed to injuries inflicted by the wild animal.Amdany was looking after his cows in Sogon, when the wild cat suddenly emerged from the nearby bushes and attacked him.
According to area Nyumba Kumi elder James Seurei, the attacks occurred at midday.Fierce gunfire saw the three shot dead on the spot as three other locals also sustained serious gunshot wounds.Kabarnet Commissioner Abdirisack Jaldesa confirmed the incident saying investigations are underway.
The lawmaker spent Thursday night in police custody pending a ruling on an application by the prosecution to detain her for five days pending conclusion of investigations into the matter.
The perpetrators of the attack, suspected to be Pokot bandits, ambushed the village at around 6am, forcing locals to flee for their lives.The injured locals are reported to have been rescued by security agencies who responded to the attack.
The communities have reportedly been engaging in cattle rustling and killing of human beings for close to 50 years.The elders say the cursing has born fruit over the years because they have surrendered stolen animals.