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Gov’t orders all non-residents within Laikipia security zone to leave

In Summary

  • In addressing illiteracy levels within the local population in Ol-Moran, a multi-agency team commended the ongoing construction of additional classrooms at Merigwet Primary School by KDF.
  • The delegation reiterated the need to embrace peaceful initiatives in solving conflicts by involving elders, peace committees, and local administrators.

The government on Tuesday ordered all non-residents within the Laikipia County security operation area to leave, in a concerted effort to enforce peace.

Through a statement from Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, the government noted with grave concern that despite ongoing efforts to restore stability in the volatile region, “hardcore bandits continue to take advantage of the prevailing drought situation in neighbouring counties to commit criminal incursions.”

“Despite the enhanced presence of security teams, criminals are still trying to challenge the Government’s resolve to restore normalcy and the economic livelihoods of the residents of Laikipia,” reads the statement in part.

Consequently, the CS Matiang’i announced an immediate enhancement of ongoing security operation to include heightened crack operations.

The government has also directed that additional special forces and equipment under the heightened command be deployed to the operation in the area.

This decision comes at the backdrop of a high level multi-agency meeting in Laikipia.

A delegation led by the Vice Chief of Defence Forces Lieutenant General Francis Ogolla and the GSU Commandant Mr. Douglas Kanja visited the Multi-Agency Command Centre in Laikipia to monitor the operational progress.

According to the National Police Service (NPS), the delegation was were impressed by the ongoing operation in the regions, as well as the progress of ongoing trench-work along the border of Laikipia Nature Conservancy (LNC) within Ng’arua division which will cut off the entry and exits routes into the LNC.

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