Police lob teár gas to disperse goons who attempted to invade Kedong ranch

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 30 Mar, 2023 17:13 | 2 mins read
Police forced to lob teargas to disperse goons who attempted to invade Kedong ranch
Police forced to lob teargas to disperse goons who attempted to invade Kedong ranch. PHOTOS/Courtesy

Police were on Thursday, March 30, forced to lob tear gas canisters to disperse a group of goons who attempted to invade Kedong ranch at the border of Narok East and Naivasha sub-counties.

Two rival groups are said to have broken into the private property before they started to fight.

A joint team of police officers from Narok East who were patrolling Suswa-Mai Mahiu road rushed to the scene and managed to repulse the intruders.

The 75,000-acre property is located within the Naivasha constituency and goes all the way to Narok East constituency on the west, and Kajiado West constituency on the east.

K24 Digital has since established that the property is owned by a city businessman.

There were misleading reports circulating on social media earlier Thursday claiming that the property is owned by the family of retired President Uhuru Kenyatta, who had their farm in Ruiru invaded by hundreds of goons during the Azimio la Umoja - One Kenya coalition protests last Monday.

The gang, opposed to the ongoing protests against the Kenya Kwanza government, invaded the multi-billion property well-armed with machetes and power saws before they began to cut down eucalyptus trees as others carted away sheep grazing on the farm.

The property also accessible through Thika super highway hosts the processing plant as well as offices of Kenyatta's dairy company, Brookside.

Similar attacks were witnessed at opposition leader Raila Odinga's East Africa Spectre Limited, a gas plant situated along Mombasa Road.

The goons were captured by surveillance cameras pelting stones and destroying property at the former prime minister's company.

The firm located in the Industrial area is among the leading players in the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder businesses.

Raila condemned the two attacks, terming them as acts of cowardice.

Speaking during the opposition's anti-government protests in Kibera, Nairobi, on Monday, Raila blamed the attacks on senior Kenya Kwanza leaders.

"Those cowards sent goons today to Uhuru Kenyatta’s farm. They have also resorted to sending people to my Spectre factory. That is an act of crime and stupidity," Raila lamented.

"We have followed the constitution in our politics and protests. Those invading other people’s farms and factories are cowards."

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