CS Matiang’i announces fierce orders to tame rising insecurity in Laikipia
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday, September 6 chaired the National Security Council meeting that deliberated on the rising insecurity in Laikipia County.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i thereafter released a statement detailing the outcome of the meeting.
According to the statement, it was established that the rising insecurity in the area has been occasioned by rampant cattle rustling arising from competition for water and pastures.
Ownership of illegal guns has also been blamed for escalating the violence.
In consequence, NSC has issued three directives aimed at taming the rising insecurity and at the same time restoring peace in the region.
First, NSC has declared Laikipia Nature Conservancy and its environs a disturbed area and therefore a security operation zone.
Secondly, the NSC resolve to have security operations commence immediately to flush out illegal occupants of the Laikipia Nature Conservancy and its environs with a dusk (6pm) to dawn (6am) curfew declared with immediate effect.
Third, all leaders including politicians, businessmen, public officers and others who have illegally moved their livestock into the conflict zone to remove them within the next 48 hours.