HARMONISE CO-EXISTENCE

Security team peace initiative in high gear in Laikipia

A series of initiatives from Nyumba kumi initiative, speaking to locals to training the locals have taken place in Laikipia.

In Summary

• KDF said additionally, to support the wellbeing of locals, the security medical team offered medical assistance to locals in the area where over 40 residents with various ailments benefitted.

• Over the last one month, security personnel in Laikipia have embarked on a peace initiative in the county in a bid to harmonize co-existence.

Security personnel with villagers.
Security personnel with villagers.
Image: KDF

Multiagency security personnel held a key leadership engagement with Samburu and Pokot elders at Ngoisuai, Long’al and Survey areas in Laikipia County.

“These engagements are continued efforts by the security personnel towards ensuring that all stakeholders are involved in restoring normalcy in the region,” KDF said.

Via Twitter on Thursday, KDF said additionally, to support the wellbeing of locals, the security medical team offered medical assistance to locals in the area where over 40 residents with various ailments benefitted.

Over the last one month, security personnel in Laikipia have embarked on a peace initiative in the county in a bid to harmonize co-existence.

A series of initiatives from the Nyumba Kumi Initiative, speaking to locals to training the locals have taken place in Laikipia.

On Tuesday, the security teams visited residents of Longal village in Ngoisusu sub location, to rally locals on the Nyumba Kumi Initiative.

Multiagency security personnel held a Key Leadership Engagement (KLE) with Samburu and Pokot elders at Ngoisuai, Long'al and Survey areas in Laikipia County.
Multiagency security personnel held a Key Leadership Engagement (KLE) with Samburu and Pokot elders at Ngoisuai, Long'al and Survey areas in Laikipia County.
Image: KDF

The security officers urged the residents to know their neighbours towards easy identification of suspicious individuals amongst themselves.

The Kenya Defence Forces in a statement via Twitter said the visit also aimed at creating rapport between the locals and security agencies.

The interaction is aimed at enhancing cooperation for security provision and community policing amongst themselves.

The security team was led by Officer Commanding E Company ninth Kenya Rifles Major James Fereji and Capt (Dr) Abu Sadik.

The visit comes as residents continue settling back to their homes as calm resumed following a month-long multiagency operation in Laikipia County.

The security medical team led by Capt (Dr) Abu Sadik offered medical assistance to locals in the area .
The security medical team led by Capt (Dr) Abu Sadik offered medical assistance to locals in the area .
Image: KDF

For months, insecurity in parts of Laikipia county has dominated the headlines in the country, attracting attention from the government and Kenyans.

Armed herders have been at the centre of the conflict, invading locals’ farms to feed their cattle, displacing the owners from their homes.

At least eight people have been killed in the conflict, houses torched and hundreds displaced from their land.

Since then, the government has taken action to restore calm in the volatile area which had paralysed businesses and learning.

Edited by D Tarus