Mwingi residents apprehensive as third watchman is killed

A school watchman has been killed in Mwingi sub county, Kitui County and another one is fighting for his life at Kenyatta National Hospital after they were attacked by unknown people.

The killing brings to three the number of watchmen who have been murdered under similar circumstances in the area.

The killing of the watchman who worked at the Mwingi Disese Teachers training college brings to three the number of watchmen who have been murdered within a week.

Mwingi Central MP Dr. Gideon Mulyungi has called for immediate action to be taken against the unknown assailants who have instilled fear among residents.

Area Deputy county commissioner Omar Ntima  said that several people have been arrested in connection with the killings and assured that measures have been put in place to curb the rising crime.

Mwingi central residents are now calling on the government to scale up  security to prevent further killings.

Meanwhile, ranchers in Laikipia are up in arms over what they claim is invasion of their land by illegal herders.

They allege the herders have created tension in the area and wants authorities to take action.

The ranchers who owns parcels of land in Laikipia county are now up in arms against what they say is the invasion of their land by illegal herders.  This come a week after hundreds of pastoralists drove their animals into the ranches in search of water and pasture.

The most affected are Jennings farm in Rumuruti, Mugie, Laikipia Nature and and Suiyan Conservancies.

The ranchers claims the animals have destroyed hundreds of acres of land with the pastoralist going to an extent of constructing makeshift shelters.

The latest development has heightened tension in the region with locals calling on authorities to take action.

Laikipia west Deputy County Commissioner Benadict Munywoki said security personnel will be deployed to address the arrest the situation.




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