Kerio Valley

A vantage view of Tot Tradinge Centre in Elgeyo Marakwet County, from Kamoko village on the Kerio valley escarpment in this picture taken on November 30, 2021. 

| Jared Nyataya | Nation Media Group

Bandits ride roughshod on Kerio ‘valley of death’

What you need to know:

  • Children have been orphaned and women widowed by the frequent attacks by the marauding cattle thieves.  
  • In peacetime, the local markets would be bustling with trading activities, but now they remain deserted. 

Last Saturday dawned as a calm day in the quaint Kerio Valley, with the sun’s rays illuminating the rolling Tugen Hills and the cascading Mau escarpment in the distance. 

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