Just received from Suyian –
Suyian rangers recently surprised some sandalwood poachers preparing to send this load off in a truck. They managed to escape, though two were later caught by Sosian’s security team, and another transporting a different load on a boda boda. Laikipia’s insecurity is being exploited by opportunists from every angle; without the return of law and order, this destruction will continue. The Sandalwood poachers are in remand with first hearing on the 19th so they must have denied their activities!
Cattle numbers building up north of us, a huge amount we expect them to start pushing in any day now. ASTU have been very effective up until now just keeping everyone away from grazing inside Suyian. We are concerned that we may not have enough personnel to handle another full invasion.