Attacks continue in Laikipia, despite security meeting
Raids and invasion of ranches in Laikipia county continued yesterday, despite Wednesday’s high-level security meeting in Rumuruti to restore law and order.
Residents and conservancy owners have raised concerns over the increased ethnic violence and invasion of private farms by raiders and herders.
The meeting brought together Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet, National Cohesion and Integration Commission chairman Francis ole Kaparo, ranchers and local leaders.
Hour after the meeting, there were skirmishes in Laikipia West.
In the wee hours of yesterday morning, reports show that the southern section of Sosian Farm was overrun by thousands of cattle and armed Samburu herders. “Coincidentally, the same area had been leased out to local Samburu and Ndorobo neighbours, who will now be left with no grazing area,” a source told the Star.