List of new directives CS Fred Matiang’i issued after arriving in conflict – Laikipia

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 10 Sep, 2021 17:06 | 2 mins read
Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiang'i with Rift-Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya and other security officials at Ol Muran on Friday, September 10.PHOTO/COURTESY.

In his quest to restore peace and normalcy in the war-ridden areas of Laikipia county, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i made a visit at Ol Moron earlier today.

During his visit, Matiang’i issued new directives that will see schools resume and security boosted in the area.

Among other action points, the CS announced the creation of a police division at Ol Moran with enough officers to patrol and boost security as well as two additional police stations to be established in the flashpoint zones.

He said more National Police Reservists will be alertly recruited and deployed in disturbed areas and this will see more surveyors deployed to Laikipia to expedite the titling process and recommend action on lapsed leases or those that are about to.

Matiang’i further directed an establishment of a training base for elite police units to enhance police presence and serve as a buffer zone between Laikipia residents and invaders from neighbouring counties.

That the Interior Ministry will engage other relevant ministries and agencies on the ideal management of the Laikipia Conservancy to mitigate its attraction as a conflict hotspot.

He assured residents that schools will be resuming as of Monday, September 13, with tight security and that the government will offer food, water, blankets, mattresses and assist affected families resettle soonest possible by proving iron sheets among others.

Here is the summary of the new guidelines:

  • Creation of a police division at Ol Moran with enough officers to patrol and boost security.
  • Two additional police stations are to be established in the flashpoint zones.
  • More National Police Reservists to be alertly recruited and deployed in disturbed areas.
  • A training base for elite police units is established in the area to enhance police presence and serve as a buffer zone between Laikipia residents and invaders from neighbouring counties.
  • Deployment of surveyors to Laikipia to expedite titling process and review/recommend action on lapsed leases or those about to.
  • Engage relevant ministries and agencies on the ideal management of the Laikipia Conservancy to mitigate its attraction as a conflict hotspot.
  • Government to offer food, water, blankets, mattresses relief immediately and to assist affected families resettle as soon as possible by proving iron sheets among others.
  • Schools to reopen beginning Monday next week and police instructed to provide security to guarantee the learning process.