The government has been dealing with the Laikipia bandits for the last two weeks after it started an Operation in the Ol Moron area.This happened after the bandits destroyed more than 30 homes letting them on fire, leaving the people homeless, killing them mercilesly and stealing their cattle.After that they run to the nearby forest where they used to hide thus making it hard for them to be traced.
Interior Cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi and Rift Valley police commissioner Natembeya had recently visited the place and ensured tight security to the residents.The deployed different troops of security officers in the area who have been dealing with them.Many of the people in the area had run away from their homes because they feared risking their lives until enough security was ensured.
Today the National Police Service has confirmed that some of the illegal herders and bandits have surrendered.According to the statement issued the bandits were caught at the Laikipia Nature Conservancy ranch with large herds of cattle which they surrendered to the police together with their weapons.The Operation is still ongoing to find the others who are believed to hiding in Ol Moron and soon they will be in the hands of the police.
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