"Nalia Na Mimi Ni Polisi" Officers Sprayed With Bullets by Bandits Disclose the Situation in OlMoran
Three National Police Reservists are fighting for their lives at Unison Hospital in Rumuruti, Laikipia County. This is after they were sprayed with bullets by bandits in the war-torn areas of Ol Moran where heavy security operation is being carried out to restore peace and ensure normalcy. These three NPR officers were patrolling the area when bandits attacked leaving them severely injured.
Ol Moran which a disturbed region of Laikipia county is back to the headlines. This is bandits resurface and start to attack police officers in the region. In one of the cases a police officer in patrol was wounded after an attack by gun wielding men who are thought to be bandits.
The Ol Moran conflicts left so many people homeless after their properties and crops were destroyed by bandits and illegal herders. Despite the government’s efforts to persuade those who abandoned their homes to return, hundreds of people are not yet willing to return to their villages as insecurity cases are still being reported.
The war against Banditry and intercommunal conflict if far from being won. With the recent attacks and destruction of property. CS Matiang'i has moved with speed to try and solve the situation which has started to turn ugly once more. Matiang'i has ordered for immediate vacation of non locals from the region where a police operation is currently ongoing.
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.
Suspected armed bandits raided the Ol Moran area, shot and injured three National police patrolling the village last night. The police sustained serious injuries and are undergoing treatment in a level 5 hospital. The police were in a regular work assigned by their bosses when they were attacked.
Source: https://www.facebook.com/CitizenTVKe/videos/564946408156604/?app=fbl. Click here Police reservists Robert Lopem and Charles Lokaryo were attacked by atleast four armed bandits last week as they patrolled in areas near Tumaini school academy . Robert Lopem was short and died two days later while undergoing treatment. During his burial today, residents protested that there were no police officers present at the funeral service to give Lopem a final gun salute sendoff.
The ol Moran region continue to trend as the leading place in Kenya in terms of livestock theft. More and more raids continue to be practiced even with police presence in the region. According to information from the residents who surround the conservancy, each day they witness cattle theft and their report to the police go unanswered.
There still bandits in laikipia even after police heavily armed deployed in laaikipia. The crush's forced some of the families to flie away from their home. The cabinet sectary of defence force Fred matiangi authorised police personel to be deployed in laikipikia . Yesterday at night two police officers were injured after bandits raided the village they were patrolling .
The conflicts in Laikipia have had a long history since independence. The primary source of conflicts is grazing land and water points. However, recently the conflicts have escalated to alarming levels with people killed, including police officers in the Ol Moran area. In September, through Cabinet Secretary Matiangi and senior security officers, the government formed a security Joint Taskforce to help drive out the bandits.
Laikipia continues to be in news every day due to banditry attacks. According to TV47 on their Facebook Page, two police officers who were guarding a school in Ol Moran were shot by suspected bandits yesterday. Again two days ago bandits managed to beat the security dragnet and stole livestock within Ndunyu village.
Residents of Laikipia county have been going through a long period of violence. This has been happening since the strike Ol Moran skirmishes that caused destruction in the county. Bandits who stormed the region must have been very brave to an extent where they could not surrender. Fresh details reveal that 3 people have lost lives in the recent attack.
Laikipia continues to be in the limelight due to the banditry attacks. Yesterday, suspected armed bandits invaded the Ol Moran region injured three National Police Reservists who were guarding the village. It is a second raid targeting these officers in the area. Injured police by bandits in hospital.
Panic has gripped Laikipia County again after two reserve cops were shot by bandits in a scathing morning attack. According to sources, the two officers based at Tumaini Academy in Ngarenarok area were on routine patrol when they were attacked. The incident happened, one kilometre from Ol moran town which has in recent weeks become the epicentre of the chaos following a series of bandit attacks and cattle rustling.
As security surveillance continues in Laikipia, the sounds of guns have gone calm as people go back to their initial residents. However, many are still in fear claiming that bandits are still in the place. During an interview with The Nation, one of the residents at Ol Moran claimed that the place is not peaceful the way it seems to be.
A multi agency team was spotted few days ago escorting students of Ol Moran secondary school to reach there homes after schools were closed,according to National Police Service they claimed that the initiative was taken to ensure students reach home safely after weeks of fighting in Laikipia,in pictures seen on social media security agencies were seen with sophisticated weapons escorting a school bus to various destinations,despite officers availing themselves lately bandits have been attacking residents continuously.
Laikipia has again become messy following the incident where two National Police Reservists were shot by bandits. The two officers are said to have been on patrol when they were ambushed by the fearless armed bandits who fired gun shots at them. The police were injured in the process and taken to Ol Moran health centre.
As the security operation in Laikipia County enters the 23rd day, the sounds of gunshots have reduced in Ol Moran and its environs. The multi-agency security team is digging a trench at the Laikipia Nature Conservancy border along the Kamwenje-Wangwachi road to keep off bandits. The trench is also aimed to serve as a barrier for marauding animals migrating from the conservancy in search of water and pasture into nearby farmlands.
Suspected armed bandits stormed the Ol Moran area, shot and wounded three more National Police Reservists who were manning the village Tuesday night. Police report indicates that the latest incident comes only few days when on Friday last week one National reservist was shot. The victim is receiving treatment at Nyahururu County Hospital.
When the government announced Ol Moran to be a volatile ground and a security operation resumed. Calm was witnessed and these has continued for the last three weeks, a sudden chage of things and tactics from the bandits was witnessed yesterday when they attacked and injured two police reservists.