GOVERNMENT URGED TO DEPLOY MILLITARY TO END CLASHES IN LAIKIPIA

The Council of Governors was concerned about how easy the bandits accessed the sophisticated fire arms. To end the clashes, the council proposed that the government deploy the millitary to Laikipia.

GOVERNMENT URGED TO DEPLOY MILLITARY TO END CLASHES IN LAIKIPIA
CoG chairman Martin Wambora at a past event. Photo/Courtesy

A proposal by the Council of Governors urged the Government to deploy the military to help the police in Laikipia, in order to end the ongoing clashes.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the CoG condemned the bandit attacks. They compared the situation in Laikipia with the Siguta Valley triangle in the 1980s, which troubled more than seven counties.

“The council vehemently condemns the gross violation of human rights by the bandits who are causing a lot of mayhem in Laikipia County,” said Governor Martin Wambora, the council’s chairman.

Of concern was also the ease in which the bandits are able to access fire arms. The bandits are in possession of sophisticated fire arms which cannot be matched with the one’s the police have.

Referring to the 1980s Siguta Triangle, the council said normalcy and calm would only be restored if military personnel are deployed to deal with the bandit attacks.

At least 10 people have been killed in the skirmishes and hundreds of families continue to flee their homes in Laikipia Nature Conservancy and the surrounding areas.