Laikipia Insecurity: Schools To Resume Operations Soon Despite The Ongoing Attacks

KEY POINTS

  • Learning will resume in Laikipia despite the ongoing clashes that have led to the displacement of hundreds of people and several lives lost.
  • The government is working on plans to renovate the schools that were destroyed by the skirmishes.
  • The local political leaders have been blamed for taking part in the clashes by providing youths with guns and food so that they can proceed with the attacks.

Learning will resume in Laikipia despite the ongoing clashes that have led to the displacement of hundreds of people and several lives lost.

According to the Chief of Defence Forces Robert Kibochi, the government is working on plans to renovate schools that were destroyed by the skirmishes.

“Plans are underway to reopen schools that were closed as a result of insecurity in the region to allow students resume studies,” Kibochi said while visiting troops that have been deployed for a multi-agency security operation in Laikipia.

“This is aimed at flushing out armed bandits and illegal herders who have invaded the conservancy, creating instability,” Kibochi said.

The security chiefs visited various parts of the conservancy and surrounding areas to assess the situation.

Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai promised additional air assets to boost the operation that has seen relative calm return to the region.

Oh his side, the Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i said that they are determine to solve the unrest issue completely that keeps recurring whenever elections period nears.

He urged local leaders to support the operations by the security personnel.

A major operation with military support has been launched to permanently end the Laikipia violence that breaks before every general election.

Matiang’i also announced the creation of a new administrative sub county in Laikipia named Kirima to tackle insecurity in the area in a gazette notice dated September 9.

“In an effort to enhance coordination of the functions of the National Government, the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Co-ordination of National Government establishes the following administrative unit as service delivery coordination unit,” read part of the notice.

The local political leaders have been blamed for taking part in the clashes by providing youths with guns and food so that they can proceed with the attacks.

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