Learning in the troubled Laikipia County resumed on Monday under tight security.
Over 25 schools around Ol Moran which were closed down due to bandit attacks in the area resumed classes today after the government announced that the bandits who were causing trouble in the area were chased away following intense security operations that were put by the government security.
Armed officers were seen escorting pupils and teachers to school while others stood in guard in the classrooms and the compound to chase away the bandits who have brought a lot of chaos around Laikipia Nature Conservancy for the last few weeks.
Shops and the businesses around the area are resuming operations since the security personnel in the area have scared away the cattle rustlers who have been having field days in the region.
Speaking to the media during his recent visit to the area Cs Matiangi said that the government will not sit back and watch as its people are getting killed and misplaced.
“We will not sit and watch people getting displaced from their home in modern times,” He warned.
The Interior Cabinet Secretary who was accompanied by the Inspector General Of Police spent the better part of Friday deploying officers ensuring that school would be reopened on Monday.
“With calm having returned to Laikipia disturbed areas, schools that had been closed have reopened and smiling children who had missed on education are streaming back to school. Security presence remains high with intensive patrols in all surrounding areas continuing”. Reads National Police Statement.
Matiangi also reassured the government support to the families which had been misplaced, promising to help them rebuild their livelihood back.
“We are not going to tolerate anyone this time around. We will beat you up. These jokes where politicians mess around with the lives of our people is unacceptable and we will not allow it anymore, we will beat them”.
He later ordered for more security personnel and gazetted a creation of a new Sub County Ol Moran area and named it Kirima.
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