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Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i announces 6pm to 6am curfew in Laikipia County

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i on Monday, September 6, 2021 announced a 6pm to 6am curfew hours in the conflicting areas of Laikipia County.

In his statement, the Interior Cabinet Secretary announced a 6pm to 6am curfew in the troubled areas of Laikipia County with immediate effect, noting that the decision was reached after a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) held at State House.

Matiang’i declared Laikipia Nature Conservancy and its environment as a disturbed area and therefore a security operation zone.

He added that security operations will begin immediately to flush out all the illegal occupants of the conservancy and areas surrounding it.

During the meeting, the National Security Council (NSC) noted that the area has continued to witness insecurity as a result of rampant cattle rustling from competition for water and pastures.

Reports reveals that the violence in the county has been escalated by the surge in illegal gun ownership.

The Interior Cabinet Secretary further gave 48 hours to individuals who have illegally moved their livestock into the conflict zone to remove them from the area.

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