At­tacks con­tinue in Laikipia, de­spite se­cu­rity meet­ing

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

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.

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