'Drama In IL-Moran, Laikipia As Angry Herders Reportedly Beat An Ass. Chief After a Misunderstanding
Police officers from Olmoran in Laikipia are currently searching for a group of herders who allegedly attacked a local area assistant chief who had gone to solve an issue that was bringing chaos among the communities. Photo:Courtesy Reports that has been shared by a reliable source of information has revealed that the chief who is currently receiving medical treatment in one of the hospitals in Laikipia had been summoned by a group of villagers to help them solve an issue over a piece of land that they were fighting for.
For the past few weeks, Laikipia County has been a hot bed of criminal activities by bandits. Olmoran has been the most affected area with bandits killing innocent residents and security personnels during scathing attacks. However the kenyan security systems have been flooding the area in a measure to eliminate these rogue killers.
It has been a while since we the time when the there were attacks in Laikipia County. The residents of this great county has been experiencing peace and the process has be so appealing. Today, a day that started too well turned out to be a tragedy as bandits forced their way at Kahuho, Olmoran once again, making them to fear for their lives.
The Laikipia-Olmoran farm chaos have recently flooded each corner of social media as the bandits seems to make deaf ears upon government's trials to stop the devil act. Recently, Interior CS Fred Matiang'i seemed too serious on these happenings but his reactions could have come at a later stage as the chaos have gotten into more advanced levels.
The operation which the government began a few weeks ago is now gaining momentum and slowly gathering speed. It is now clear crystal that action has began and more is expected to happen. The security agencies have began bubbling the suspects where one has been killed and weapons recovered.
Two HSE officers were killed by bandits in Laikipia today. The two officers from the General Service Unit were shot dead in a fierce gun battle with bandits in the Laikipia Nature Reserve. A police inspector was a gunshot wound in the case. Police said police officers faced bandits near the Kamwenge police base in western Laikipia, causing violent shootings.
"There only request at the moment is for the current administration to restore the police reservist as a stop gap measure even as we wait for a more caring and committed administration to wipe out the evil acts of banditry." ~Senator Kipchumba Murkomen.Picture for illustrative purpose. This attracted lots of reactions where different Kenyans gave different views and opinions as captured below.
The perennial skirmishes observed in Laikipia for the past two months have now turned and a journey to restore the place has commenced after the Cs Matiang'i second stays for the second day in this area. A police division at Olmoran township has been designated so as to cope with the current problem.
It is clear that now the internally displaced citizens in olmoran will wait a little bit before going back to their homes.The tensions are high since there was killings in Rimuruti which is still in Laikipia county.The government has urged the citizens to go back to their homes but some have opted to watch before going back home.
The banditary activities and massive destruction of property was going on until the government deployed a heavy security profile to bring the situation to normality.This wars have been constantly going on just before elections inorder to scare people to vote in a certain way. The residents while addressing citizen television journalist said that the trend of stealing livestock, burning of houses and grazing of livestock in their farms has been a continuous trend.This has left a horrifying experience since loss of lives has also taken place in their presence.The bandits have managed to instill them with fear and thus able to carry out their activities.
Families in Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet , Laikipia, Turkana and Samburu counties have faced difficulties over years due to endless fights caused by cattle rustling.This has often forced to intervene periodically in trying to restore calm . The approach which has always been used for several years to resolve the conflict is a man against man approach if I may describe it.
Speaking with a lot of passion the former C's of Agriculture says that the Bandits are still roaming freely and herding farms in full glare of police officers.The bandits hideouts are known but the police are yet to raid the hideouts which are in Laikipia nature conservancy.He added that the ongoing operation is an off show of police machinery but things are still similar on the ground.
Empty classrooms with no inhabitants is the picture that will greet you once you visit Olmoran in Laikipia county.Countless efforts have been put in the area to curb insecurity but the process must take its own cause. Children are being denied education as bandits struggle to raid villages and escape with cows.It is now clear they are more than determined to continue raiding and threatening the peace of Olmoran.The bandits are enjoying a constant flow of bullet supplies and food stuffs as they continue attacking unarmed citizens.
While addressing the citizen television journalist,the citizens of Laikipia have indentified the deceased as Baba Eunice who was gunned down and herders taking away his livestock.The residents have raised concerns over more attacks as they promise to withdraw their children from school as they fear that there is still insecurity.
Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) has threatened to withdraw teachers from the troubled Laikipia County. The giant union says that they are worried with the slow response of security agencies in containing the bandit attacks in the region. According to KTN news, Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers want government to guarantee the security of tutors in the region failure of which it will withdraw all teachers serving in the areas affected by the bandit attacks.
The C's Fred Matiangi as he assured the citizens that peace would soon be restored is now a true sermon. Schools are slowly opening and resumption by pupils can be witnessed though the turnout is low. Deployment of well armoured security agencies that are rarely seen in public has been established within Olmoran area.
Speaking with Inooro television journalist the residents have expressed fear over their protection as attacks have increased in the near future.The attacks come at a time when the national government has deployed a high security profile to restore peace and order in Laikipia. Bandits who are armed with dangerous weapons are not now fishing for cows as it was believed but are now targeting the weak in the ongoing operation.The villagers are now living in fear as they await attacks any time yet the officers are still on the ground Manning security.
Two people have been killed using crude weapons as illegal herders invaded the area,it was alleged that the residents took the cattle which prompted the illegal herders to revenge killing two people .This comes amidist when there is tension in Olmoran as bandits and illegal herders invaded the village two weeks ago killing people and taking away livestock.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang'i is Saturday on a second-day visit to the volatile Ol Moran area in Laikipia West. Matiang'i, who is accompanied by Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi, this morning held a high-level security meeting with Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya, DIG Noor Gabow and Rift Valley Regional Police Commander Fredrick Ochieng', on school reopening.
Laikipia school learning is yet to resume normally despite school reopening following school closure. Schools in the area were closed due to fear of Insecurity and students were to resume learning from today after reopening. A report from the citizen tv shows that few students reported in their various schools for learning purposes as most of the population decided not to due to fear of attach from bandits.