Mugie Ranch -30th June

Just received from Mugie – 

So a hectic day, none of the illegal herders would come to the meeting, we collected the elders, Police , KWS, Lenges was there too, but all herders refused, so trying again tomorrow. KDF say they will come tomorrow, more herds arrived today, saying where they came from they have been chased off by KDF and so the problem is going round in circles, some say Sosian, Ol Maisor,

 Pokot and Samburu not been responsive.Looks like a planned invasion all the Pokot and Samburu working together from different sides… All arrived on the same day and invaded at the same time.

Day 169 / 170 /171 of chaos, violence, mayhem, shooting etc or day 292 / 293 / 294  -Tuesday 27th, Wednesday 28th, Thursday 29th June

Three days with only one small break on Kieni boundary and the culprit caught stealing charcoal, so was arrested and taken in to Rumuruti Police station.

Sadly one of the cows that was struggling didn’t make it and the other still struggling and has to be helped up every morning and evening so outlook sadly not very positive.

Another 15 ton load of ranch cubes delivered today which will help keep our cows alive for about two months together with hay and the hydroponic barley.

We have broken our record on barley production slowly been creeping over the 200 kg mark for every 45 kg of seed but now reached 235 kg of barley grass…a return of 5.2 kg of barley grass to every kg of seed.

We had some entertainment when our small flock of sheep decided to explore the house – thanks to good friends who were staying for herding them out before they got too comfortable !!





Ol Maisor Ranch – 28th June

Just received from Ol Maisor –

We were shot at by two Pokots with AK’s whilst driving past the Nyingama borehole today. 5 or 6 shots at the car before we took cover behind the borehole house stone wall – another 15 or so shots at us in the next half an hour. Nobody injured very luckily. The Pokot shooting at us was seen and is known to our security guys…he was also part of the grazing plan which was in place before.

Just Giving and Sky Diving Ladies for Laikipia West

Please SHARE and DONATE if you can….just over 40 days left on this fundraising….so many people have helped in so many ways but would be great to really be able to make a difference.

Also support THE SKY DIVING LADIES who are voluntarily jumping out of a plane to help !!!
Another amazing initiative by some amazing friends to Laikipia – these four amazing women are looking for sponsorship for their tandem skydive jumps in July.

There is an Mpesa number on their photo above: 0799889984 and if you have any more info you can call Liz Thoenes on 0733812315

If there are people from overseas who would like to donate Liz has asked if they could donate through the Just Giving pages already set up……..

For donations in UK £, please use:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/maria-dodds-1?utm_id=2&utm_term=4z3Xx9kBV

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Welcome to #ThisIsLaikipia. Watch this space for truthful and relevant information about Laikipia.

This page on Facebook and Instagram puts out accurate stories of what happens in Laikipia, before the Land invasion – the people, the livestock, the crops
I have added photos of the pages in here for those of you not on Facebook so that you too can be part of ThisIsLaikipia