Water CS Alice Wahome convoy caught up in shootout between cattle rustlers and KWS officers in Marsabit Forest; police say CS evacuated safely.
The CS was in the county to inspect a water and sewerage system project.
The minister had just concluded inspecting the construction of Bakuli Dam near Marsabit Forest when her convoy suddenly ran into a shootout.
The bandits had reportedly killed an elderly herder at Marsabit Catholic Shrine area in Saku sub-county before driving away an unknown number of cattle and goats.
The bandits later escaped into Marsabit Forest where they bumped into KWS officers.
A shootout ensued, leading to the injury of one of the bandits who escaped with gunshot wounds.
CS Wahome was evacuated safely from the scene and later proceeded with her journey to Marsabit Police Station where she took a flight.