Laikipia county has in the last two weeks made headlines due to the serious insecurity in parts of the county. The most affected part is Ol moran, Laikipia West. Bandits who according to Government reports are heavily armed descended on civilians burning their houses and evicting residents. Some have lost their lives as a result of these bandit activities.
This prompted the visit of Interior cabinet secretary Matiangi and Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Mureithi. The two offered Government donations to residents evicted and oversaw a serious deployment of the General Service Unit,Anti-stock theft and General Unit police officers to deal with the Bandits.
However things are yet to fully normalise as residents are living in fear of attack. This has caused massive chaos in Rumuruti town where residents are saying pastoralists have invaded the area and fear an Ol Moran scenario. As you can see below the demonstrations have paralyzed activities in the town as police engage with residents.
The residents further claim the pastoralists invaded their lands and grazed there. Many say they are heavily armed making it hard to stop them.
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