Laikipia leaders support gov’t move to crackdown illegal herders

Written By: Irene Muchuma
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Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi,

A section of leaders from Laikipia County are supporting the government’s move to crackdown on illegal herders from neighbouring counties who have been terrorizing ranchers in the county.

Led by the area Governor Ndiritu Muriithi, they cautioned against invasion of private property calling for improved security and peaceful co-existence.

This comes as leaders from the region have differed over the security operation that resulted in the killing of 300 animals.

Leaders and security chiefs from Samburu, Pokot, Kalenjin, Turkana and Kikuyu communities expressed concern on the escalation in invasion of private property calling for improved security and respect of property.

The meeting which was held in Morawak in Laikipia, saw the leaders warn the continued invasion of land was disrupting the peace in the region, vowing to be at forefront in ending cattle rustling and killings.

They further urged the national government to deploy more Police Reservists to mitigate the problem of cattle rustling and land invasion.

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