Laikipia and Baringo Counties have been broiled in bloody clashes and cattle rustling as a result of banditry in these areas. However, the government has intensified the fight to end the bandits and come up with a long lasting solution whereby a multi-agency approach has been employed and which this time will include the military.
The team that will work hand in hand to ensure that peace has been attained will include the Kenya Defense Forces and the National Police. The national and county governments will also collaborate with the security team.
According to details the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) have begun carrying out development projects in the war-torn areas of Laikipia County while the security officers from the police units have been tasked with patrols in Laikipia Nature Conservancy to flush out the bandits who are believed to have been hiding in the area. The security officers have also been protecting the school going children and the civilians who fled areas of Ol-Moran and other affected places.
Top military chiefs led by Major General Stephen Otieno and Brigadier Peter Assava toured Laikipia County where they met the community elders and promised that it will be the end of bandits as the KDF team up with the other security units already in the area. The Kenya Defense Forces also promised to start projects in the areas affected by bandits in order to end conflicts.
The military bosses promised the communities of areas affected by bandits that apart from carrying out security operations, the Kenya Defense Forces will build dams, build more classes in schools which had been burnt by the bandits, build roads, build trenches and help rehabilitate the war-torn areas. This is expected to extend all the way to Baringo County where the Kenya Defense Forces have begun similar projects.
The security officers have also assured that there will be long lasting peace as they declare doom to the bandits who may try to interfere with the ongoing work which will help open up and rehabilitate the areas.
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