At least five students, security guard were killed during attack

Several dead in mass shooting at a Turkana secondary school
Injured students are still being transported to various hospitals

15 October, 2017

Turkana County Commissioner Seif Matata told Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper that the suspect "was heard telling fellow students that he is going to burn the school or he will come back and avenge because of the suspension".

The irate crowd forced its way inside Kakuma Police Station and stoned to death a South Sudanese student who shot dead five students at a school in the area.

Lokichogio AIC Secondary School has been attacked by suspected bandits believed to be from South Sudan.

Kibunja says a key suspect is a senior at the school who was suspended last week after he was found fighting and had vowed to take revenge.

Matata said the incident occurred at around 3am while students at Lokichogio Mixed Secondary School were asleep in their dormitories.

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Turkana County Governor, Josphat Nanok condemned the attack on innocent students.

The student was only identified as Abraham and, according to Mr Matata, is from the Toposa tribe of South Sudan.

Abraham Lojore Toposa who is now being held at Kakuma police station was arrested while allegedly attempting to flee into the Kakuma refugee camp.

The county officials on the ground have liaised with Amref who are expected to airlift the four critically injured to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital for treatment. "It's unfortunate", said Turkana police chief Ronald Opili.

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