WE SUFFER TOO

Ol Moran clash victims receive aid from Nakuru

Nakuru has had its own deadly problems with banditry and violence in Molo

In Summary

• Nakuru county on Tuesday donated food and non-food relief to victims of bandits and organised gangs in Ol Moran, Laikipia county,

• Nakuru officials expressed solidarity, saying people have been killed, maimed and displaced from Molo so they sympathise with Laikipia.

Residents of Ol Moran in Laikipia displaced by violence receive flour, oil and other food and non-food aid from Nakuru government on Tuesday, September 14.
FOOD DONATION: Residents of Ol Moran in Laikipia displaced by violence receive flour, oil and other food and non-food aid from Nakuru government on Tuesday, September 14.
Image: ELIUD WAITHAKA

Nakuru county government on Tuesday donated food and supplies to victims of bandits and organised gangs in Ol Moran in neighbouring Laikipia county.

Nakuru health chief Dr Kariuki Gichuki handed over the items to Ikinya Matindi, Laikipia's chief officer for public service.

Maize flour, cooking oil, blankets, mattresses, bar soap and iron sheets were among donations to people who fled their homes.

Gichuki called the donation a gesture of solidarity with displaced Laikipia people.

A KDF-backed operation is underway in Ol Moran area to stamp out violence over land ownership, pasture and grazing.

"We think this matter will be sorted very soon so people can settle on their farms and continue their normal lives," Gichuki said.

Some Laikipia victims are being treated in Nakuru medical facilities.

Gichuki said Nakuru had experienced similar cases of violence in which people have been killed, maimed and displaced, especially in Molo.

He said Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui was concerned about the Laikipia situation and his administration will continue to provide support until peace is restored. 

Nakuru's Ndundori MCA Michael Machembu urged politicians to speak cautiously and not to incite violence.

Last Friday, Kinyanjui visited the disturbed area with Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi to promote peaceful coexistence.

 

(Edited by V. Graham)