How telecom's mast walked Baragoi into a new lease of life - 8 months ago, 12 July 12:08

Paul Wafula

Residents of Baragoi still shudder when they recall the deadly Suguta Valley attack in November 2012.

Mr John Wahome, says it is hard to forget the day the nation woke up to the Suguta horror, where 42 police officers were massacred. 

Early that morning, locals woke up to find empty cow sheds, broken homesteads and a trail of destruction. Not even goats and camels were left behind.

As police pursued the bandits through the bushes and into the valley now known as the Valley of death, where they would later be ambushed, locals came to appreciate just how important a strong mobile network was to their community.

Wahome, who together with other activists petitioned Safaricom to do something about the network coverage in the vast arid and semi-arid area following the raid, says a stronger network has returned a smile on their faces.  

“Now the communication has greatly improved. It is ...
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