Trans Nzoia Governor George Natembeya says President Uhuru Kenyatta sent the KDF to Laikipia for ten days on a mission to eliminate bandits, but it failed due to a conflict of interests.
Speaking in Nakuru county during the interdenominational prayers, the Trans Nzoia county boss recalled his days as the Rift Valley Regional Commissioner and an incident inside the Laikipia conservancy that made him resolve to leave his job.
”We asked for the KDF and the previous Head of State gave us the KDF for ten days. The things that happened in Laikipia conservancy made me resolve to leave my job,” Governor Natembeya said.
He continued: “You would tell someone these are the coordinates, the bandits are this side then they bomb the opposite side because the owners of the livestock are the same people we sit with on the table to plan strategies on how to finish the bandits. Later, they would declare the region banditry free and let residents go back to their homes.”
On Wednesday, bandits in Baringo County waged a fresh wave of attacks in Muchongoi and drove away with livestock, only 60 kilometers from where Interior Cabinet Secretary Prof. Kithure Kindiki was holding a regional security meeting.
The bandits engaged police in a fierce battle, raiding Lemeiywe village in broad daylight and driving away 60 goats after overpowering the police reservists present.
The CS was meeting with the Rift Valley security command to draw up a plan on how to engage the bandits, with the militia coming out openly face off with the government.