- The herders are also accused of destroying property and encroaching in wildlife-protected areas.
- Banditry along the Ngomeni, Nguni, Malalani, and Mutha wards in Kitui County is said to have returned following the invasion.
Kitui Woman Rep Irene Kasalu has raised alarm over invasion of the county by armed camel herders from Tana River, Wajir, Garissa and Mandera.
Kasalu said the invasion had resulted to injuries, loss of property and encroachment in wildlife-protected areas.
“This has, in turn, led to a loss of tourism revenue,” Kasalu said while seeking statement from the Departmental Committee in charge of security issues at the National Assembly.
She said the herders have invaded the county with thousands of camels in search of pasture and have no regard for property.
“As the drought situation worsens, there is fear of a possible prolonged food shortage due to massive destruction of crops,” Kasalu said.
She said banditry along the Ngomeni, Nguni, Malalani, and Mutha wards in Kitui County had returned following the invasion.
Kasalu wants the government to come clear on the measures it has taken to ensure that the affected residents will be compensated for the loss of life, injuries and loss of properties including crops.
She further wants the government to state whether there are plans to arrest and bring the perpetrators of violence, loss of properties and destruction of crops in Kitui County to book.