Relative calm is returning to strife-torn regions of Laikipia County in the wake of an ongoing operation to flush out the bandits.
The Government had imposed a dusk to Dawn curfew and started a major security operation to flush out illegal occupants of Laikipia conservancy and it’s environs following the declaration of the region as a disturbed area.
In a statement, police spokesman Bruno Shioso sald illegal herders are leaving the region as security patrols undertaken by a multi-agency security operation team have been intensified in the area to restore calm.
“Security patrols with the zone have intensified and mass exodus of illegal herders have been reported indicating success of the operation to far, with security situation remaining calm,” he assured.
He however denied media reports that a school in the area was torched by bandits saying that only a store containing building materials caught fire which was promptly put out with no damage to the school.
“The fire slightly damaged the roof of the store but no injury was recorded. The case is being investigated as an attempt arson. The school at the time had no students as it had been closed due to insecurity in the area. The operation continues” he explained.