The people of Laikipia can now smile after the Government came up with the most creative technique to use so as to prevent regular attacks. As this happens, the Government has resolved to building a major tunnel which will prevent the bandits from reaching their main point of causing attacks.
Laikipia news has again shocked Kenyans after the most recent attacks at Ol Moran Ward.One man is currently healing bullet wounds at Nyahururu Hospital after being attacked by bandits yesterday while in the normal operation of keeping off wild animals from feeding on their farm crops. According to the reports, Ibrahim Kiptoo was amongst four men guarding their farms at Wangwaci village during the time of attack.The bandits are said to have shot four bullets all of which unluckily found him.photo courtesy-Ibrahim Kiptoo at Nyahururu Hospital (quick recovery)
Source Video, Click to watch :https://www.facebook.com/CitizenTVKe/videos/579262963159146/?app=fbl A group of farmers today took it to the streets of Rumuruti trading centre to complain and appeal to the local government to step in and end a proping up conflict between them and illegal harders. Speaking to the press, angry farmers revealed what the notorious illegal harders have promised to do their crops once they mature.
Armed herders have for the last two weeks invaded the outskirts of Laikipia County as well as the neighboring counties as conflict hit the expansive Laikipia County. This has been the cause of tension at Kinamba, Rumuruti and Pesi townships in Laikipia. The herders are also said to have caused tension in parts of Baringo County as they free from the Ol Moran security operation.
As locals clash with marauding herders destroying their crops.. The herders have raided private farms in Rumuruti after being driven out of Ol Moran where bandits killed several people and torched tens of houses. The Multi agency security operation in Ol Moran should be escalated to Rumuruti.. The County Government of Nakuru today donated food and non food items to victims of the disturbance at Ol Moran in Laikipia County.
The conflict between Pastoralist and farmers communities in in Rumuruti has taken a new twist after The Identified Turkana hearders argue that they have never set foot into peoples farm for pasture without their consent. Some of the Pastoralists requested to be listened as they are out to save their livestock from drought which is in their motherland.
The war on pasture is getting high and high in different parts of the country. In Rumuruti part of Laikipia county pastoralists and maize farmers have been fighting over the invasion of the farmers land by Pastoralists. In what started ad confrontation, one farmer was yesterday killed in Rumuruti town, something which increased fight resulting to riots and later demonstrations.
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.
Officers from Kenya Police Department and General Service Unit (GSU) have arrested two illegal grazers who shot two National Police Reservists and a ranger who were on patrol at the Sosian Ranch in Laikipia County. The two together with other group of illegal grazers ambushed the Ranch on 5th October.
Nine prisoners yesterday staged another prison break just one week after a group of prisoners escaped from a maximum security prison,the incident was confirmed by bomet Police Boss Omar Imamai,Imamai claimed that the nine had commuted different offences with five being adults while 4 were juveniles who were set to be arraigned in court,but before they were presented to the judge for them to punished police were shocked to learn that they had escaped unnoticed.
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.
Peace in Laikipia has remained become a rare thing as communities keep rioting with each other. However much the government tries to flush out the bandits who had invaded the land, the people have now turned to causing internal chaos. This happens as the people are now turning against each other over their new settlements as they fight over land issues.
Laikipia county has been trending for the past two weeks for the incidents of insecurity experienced in Ol moran, Rumuruti and Wangewachi. Cattle rustling and farm invasions have been the major cause of chaos in the region. The newly deployed county Commissioner mr. Joseph Kanyiri said that the government will not hesitate in dealing with the culprits who have derailed development projects in Laikipia.
With the calming situation in Ol Moran, chaos are emerging in other parts of the expensive county. In Rumuruti area and especially Marura, residents are crying to the government to join and help calm the rising tension resulting from friction between the Pastoralist communities who have invaded farmers territories and land.
On Tuesday, September 14, activity in Rumuruti town, Laikipia County, came to a halt after a group of locals began abusing pastoralists and chasing them away from the cattle market. Farmers and herders battled in the town, accusing them of grazing illegally and forcibly in the Marura area.
List of Places Illegal Herders Are Fleeing to After Being Chased From Ol Moran, Laikipia Conservancy
A joint police units operation in the disturbed areas of Laikipia Conservancy and Ol Moran has seen a number of illegal herders flee the area. The notorious herders who are heavily armed with guns, bows and arrows are reportedly moving to neighboring counties and forcefully grazing their animals in potato and maize plantations.
Major protests emerged yesterday at Rumuruti as the locals engaged in war against the herders who invaded their lands after escaping from Laikipia. The residents complained that the herders had started dominating the area and harassing them. The locals claimed that the herders forcefully fed their animals on the crops planted by Rumuruti residents on their farms.
Restoring peace in Laikipia has become so hard as the appear to be deeply obsessed with disturbing each other. This comes after what happened yesterday where major protests emerged at Rumuruti as two motorbikes belonging to herders were destroyed. This is said to have started after the farmers held animals belonging to the herders who had released them to feed on farmer's crops.
Chaos were yesterday experienced at Rumuruti town where armed herders believed to be from Ol Moran had invaded people's farms. The farmers clashed with the herders who have been forcefully grazing their livestock on people's land and farms. This led to the ongoing conflict in Laikipia County to spread to the boundaries of counties neighboring Laikipia.
Following the latest attacks in Ol Moran Ward in Laikipia, Kenyans have been horrified once more. After being ambushed by bandits yesterday while attempting to deter wild animals from grazing on their farm crops, one man is recovering at Nyahururu Hospital from bullet wounds. PHOTO /COURTESY Another victim was reportedly attacked by bandits in the morning at Rumuruti today.