The recent invasion of the Northlands ranch along Thika road has left the Kenyatta family shaken and scrambling to decide on an appropriate response. Mama Ngina Kenyatta, the former first lady, has reportedly met with close family members to discuss their options and plan their next move.
According to sources close to the family, they have ruled out issuing any public statement at this time. Instead, they are said to be watching how events unfold in the coming days and will respond in their own way and at the appropriate time.
The invasion, which occurred on Monday, was carried out by a group of individuals who were reportedly mobilized by two MPs, a former governor, and a popular Kiambu musician. The group was said to have been recruited from Kiambu and Nairobi and was paid Sh3,000 each to participate in the raid.
During the raid, the group breached the fence of the ranch and slaughtered sheep and goats while others cut down trees with a power saw and stole the animals to sell for as little as Sh2,000. Some even erected temporary structures to claim ownership of the land.
Local security officials claimed that they were instructed not to respond to the invasion, and sub-county police bosses were reportedly instructed to keep reinforcements on standby to tackle potential rioters in Nairobi.