Six schools closed as insecurity escalates in Laikipia

By KBC Reporters/KNA

Six schools and a dispensary have been closed down at Ilng’wesi location in Laikipia North Sub County following a wave of insecurity that has left one boy dead and scores nursing bullet wounds.

The situation has forced residents to seek refuge at adjacent private ranches considered relatively safe.

Residents of Borana, Ole Naishu, Lol Daiga and chumvi villages have been forced to flee their homes following escalation of cases of insecurity in Laikipia.

Al Jijo dispensary and six schools have been deserted following the recent attack by armed raiders that resulted in the death of a fifteen year old boy who was shot dead while herding.

Women and children have been the most affected by the ongoing conflict. The latest development comes barely a month after a pregnant mother and her two sons were shot and seriously injured before being airlifted to Nairobi for specialized treatment.

In Garissa County a middle aged woman sustained serious bullet wounds following the eruption of fresh inter-clan clashes between two neighboring communities living along the Garissa-Wajir common border.

The woman was shot three times on her back and waist.

The more than a dozen attackers raided a village in Fadewein area before torching nine houses and making away with 300 goats and five camels. Security officers have since been deployed in the region to restore normalcy.

The two communities are fighting over boundary with Baghere claiming the area falls under Wajir South with  Auliyan saying it was in Garissa County.

According to Mohammed Yussuf a youth in the area said the Sunday morning attack was the seventh incident in a span of one year.