Today has been one of the good days of the last 188 – crazy that it’s been over six months but hopefully now heading forwards or at least no longer in fast reverse !!!
Police assisting with boundary patrol today and only 6 breaks – an amazing milestone! – especially as only a few days ago we had 34 breaks.
Staff have returned to the gates on the access road through the farm, movement through is being monitored and reported on as it happens as radios are reinstalled and the gates once again are locked at night – another amazing milestone- our staff were badly beaten up, equipment stolen a while ago. Being able to monitor the movement mans locking the gates at night isn’t just a huge change in our security but also for the small holder farming communities on our southern boundary as it cuts down on dodgy activity and can no longer be used as a quick and easy route to move stolen livestock. Torch light was seen from one of the gate posts last night and we are not being complacent…..the situation is still incredibly volatile and we are full of admiration that they felt ready to return.
The impounded small stock was released on payment of a grazing fee and hopefully they will not become repeat offenders!!
Some sections of fencing running along the stonewall has been fixed and re-tensioned.
More exciting news was that our dairy herd plus some Boran stud cows that were stolen and later recovered were let out of their 24/7 confinement and grazed for a couple of hours near the dam under heavy protection – despite not having much grass the cattle were delighted.
Again I would like to THANK everyone who has been such a huge support to us and the other farmers. We are still collecting funds by Mpesa to help feed / maintain the ranches cattle through this tough time and I still fully intend to set up the crowd funding page to help the small holder farmers who have also been so badly affected.
I am sure we’re not out of the woods yet but wanted to share and appreciate the positive changes when they happen.
Ol Maisor, Sosian and Suyian are still under extreme pressure.
Parts of Laikipia have now been declared “Disturbed and Dangerous Areas” for 30 days which will hopefully improve things. We have to hope and believe and pray that law and order and peace will be restored.