Laikipia West Constituency Member of Parliament Honourable Patrick Mariru is in the delegation of leaders receiving deputy president William Ruto to Nyahururu. When the second in command arrived to the town on Saturday morning, the former Laikipia county Assembly speaker was among the residents at hand to receive the special guest.
Just as every Laikipians was assured of peace by the ministry of Interior, the region is back to fresh attacks by bandits. On Wednesday night at around 2 am, several bandits stormed Ndunyu village in Kirima Location, Laikipia West, and stole several livestock. During the attack, no one was injured.
Residents of Mwireri area have been left in panic after a businesswoman at the market is found dead in her hotel. The report was shared on Facebook by This Is Laikipia. It was captioned "Mwireri, Laikipia West: A Businesswoman was found slain at her hotel in Mwireri this morning.
Three weeks ago, security personnel arrested two herders in Laikipia's West Gate Conservancy and recovered close to 2,300 bullets. Last week, about 2,000 bullets were recovered from a vehicle that was being driven by inspector David Opiyo as he came out of Utawala GSU training grounds.
Many people have been missing of late sending their family members in to frustrations. A family is still finding hard to come to terms that they have never seen their son seventeen years on. Photo: Courtesy The family in Sipili, Kio village in Laikipia West is in agony after their son identified as Peter Kinja Kiguta got lost in early 2004.
Kiunjuri It was a sad day for former Cabinet Secretary and TSP party leader Mwangi Kiunjuri after he emotionally recounted how his close friends abandoned him during the hour of need. Speaking during the burial of his nephew Gerald Kiunjuri, she former CS named two legislators who were his close friends but turned their backs on him when he was at his lowest point with his family.
Dixon Kimani: Father To Sen Kihika Who Broke The Record For Serving In Three Constituencies As An MP
Hon Susan Kihika is undoubtedly one of the most vocal and vibrant female politicians in Kenya.She is the Senator of Nakuru County and was elected in the year 2017.Kihika is also aligned to United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Party which is linked to Deputy President William Samoei Ruto.Photo courtesy.
Learning has officially resumed in some parts of Laikipia West, Ol moran after security was beefed up to protect the pupils and the teachers. A photo of three Kenyan army officers and an administration officer captured guarding the pupils in a classroom has since gone viral on social media.
Just a few days after the government managed to calm the Situation in Laikipia by flushing away the attacking bandits, another war emerged at Rumuruti Town. This was a very serious war that has left many people healing serious injuries in hospital. This started after herders believed to have shifted from Ol Moran and other places settled at Leshao Pondo.
Things are back to normal after the government assured Laikipia West, Ol moran residents of total security. Over the past days, learning and other income-generating activities were paralyzed over insecurity issues. Bandits armed with sophisticated weapons were attacking residents, killing and destroying their properties. Running battles between police officers and the bandits were also witnessed as they exchanged gun fires.
Just after the much-published deadly conflict in Laikipia West that attracted attention nationwide and the Government being blamed for its response, another similar attack has been witnessed. According to reports, a very well-armed gang in Kulumbeni, Lugari Kakamega County has left the locals fearing and running for their dear lives after they attacked the said village mercilessly razing down fifteen homes.
Scars of Laikipia: Notable Clashes That Left Scores Dead and Several Displaced for the Past 20 Years
Laikipia county especially Laikipia West and North has over two decades not enjoyed a moment of peace. This is as a result of recurring clashes within the region between farmers and herders who invade the region searching for grazing grounds for their animals. In the Wednesday, Standard Publication, it outlined a series of Clashes that has left lifetime scars to the residents of Laikipia County especially those living in Ol Moran and its environs.
Laikipia West has been into the media for the past three weeks, this is after the government went ahead to move with speed and help restore calm into the disturbed area. With less than a week after calm is restored into the region, another rise in insecurity has been witnessed into the region.
Hon Naisula Lesuuda, who is the current Member of Parliament for Laikipia West, and also a close ally to Gideon Moi ignited a hot discussion online when she posted this over the Impending Construction of KMTC Samburu Campus.￼￼ (Courtesy photo) According to her recent post, she said the Principal of KMTC Nyahururu Mr. Kombech together with public works officials from Maralal, Land officials and the management of Maralal Referral Hospital on Thursday visited the proposed site for KMTC Samburu Campus.
In a photo shared online, an administration police officer has allegedly been hospitalized after being attacked today by bandits in Rumuruti region. Despite government's effort to flush out bandits in Laikipia county, things seem to be taking a new turn for the worse. Chaos was on Tuesday witnessed at Rumuruti town, Laikipia West after a group of pastoralists allowed their livestocks to roam into private firms.
Landlords Accused of Contributing to Banditry in Laikipia County as They Abandon Huge Tracts of Land
Apart from bad politics, recurring droughts, historical land injustices, land grievances, and ethnicity, other factors have been blamed as major causes of banditry in the vast Laikipia County. It has been established that absentee landlords, as well as open spaces which remain unoccupied for many years, have become breeding grounds for banditry.
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.
Learning has resumed in Laikipia after the government reopened all closed schools amid tight security. This is after about 25 Schools in Ol Moran area were closed due to bandit attacks causing insecurity in the area. “With calm having returned to Laikipia disturbed areas, schools that had been closed have reopened and smiling children who had missed on education are streaming back to school.
Former Agriculture CS, Mwangi Kiunjuri on Friday recounted how some of his friends that he helped while broke abandoned him and his family at their time of need. Speaking at a funeral service of his nephew Gerald, Kiunjuri claimed that his closest political allies did not reach out to him to console him after losing his nephew.
Photo/Courtesy The situation in Laikipia County is again becoming worrisome. In fact, fear is rife that the flare ups, if not tamed, could spill over to the 2022 election period. Bad news from Laikipia County this morning is that a security guard is in critical condition after he was shot by bandits in Wanguache area of the troubled Ol Moran of Laikipia County.￼