A 28-year-old National Police Reservist identified as Mwangi is a surviver of bandits attack in Laikipia County. Mwangi says that the bandits destroyed his whole life after he survived the attack which left him with a serious bullet wound and unable to do anything by himself. Mwangi was shot on his left hip and the bullet penetrated through the right hip. Mwangi while speaking on the hospital bed says that he cannot be in a position to sit. Since he got admitted in the hospital, he has always spent days and nights sleeping while facing down. He explains the pain he has been fighting. He says that he don't know how his life will be due to the serious injuries.
According to Mwangi, becoming a National Police Reservist means that one is at the frontline especially in times of conflict and during attacks. Mwangi says that NPR always put their lives on the line.
Kibeya, another National Police Reservist recounts how he had moved his family to Ol Moran while serving as an NPR. Despite being armed with guns, Kibeya says that he lost all he had in the hands of merciless bandits. He recounts how he and his fellow NPR officers were on their daily patrol in the neighboring villages and that is when they saw smoke billowing from their houses.
Kibeya narrates that his house was reduced to ashes adding that he had household items and goods that were worth more than Sh250,000. Kibeya adds that he also had 38 bags of dry cereals in his store and they were all burnt down by the bandits.
These National Police Reservists have expressed their disappointment and frustrations on the government as they recount how the bandits have destroyed their lives. The NPR officers also say that the government has been handling the bandits with velvet gloves and they now want better strategies put in place and deploy more NPR officers in the affected areas of Laikipia.
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