ThisIsLaikipia – 12

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

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Ole Naishu Ranch – 21st July

Just received from Ole Naishu – 

Ole Naishu estimates that there are currently over 20,000 head of cattle and 6,000 sheep/goats grazing on the ranch. These livestock belong to Maasai, Samburu, Turkana, Meru and Somali/Borana communities. We witnessed a dramatic increase in numbers in July 2017. Indications are that pastoralists were advised that grazing had been leased on the ranch or the ranch sold. Ole Naishu would like to re-iterate that this is NOT correct and no grazing has been leased. Over the past three days livestock have been observed moving west towards Jua Kali.

Cattle Barons -political violence, land invasions and forced displacement.

Armed Invasion of our Family Home in Kenya!

Quoted from The Star ”A mysterious report about the Laikipia invasions is circulating through embassies, NGOs and members of the farming community.

It warns that the Laikipia crisis is driven by an attempted land grab that could turn into a rebellion by disgruntled young pastoralists from northern Kenya.”

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Elephants from Laikipia now close to Nakuru District – 20th July – update 9

Just received from William Kimosop –

Hi everyone. I am ok now. 

43 elephants counted by a member of the community Mr Kipunga early this morning at Sinende village. 

Apparently they fatally injured a cow in a neighbour’s boma last night. They have held back the school going children today. 

An unconfirmed number seem to be on another ridge. Yes the same elies are back to the same area! 

What next is the question in everyone’s mind. KWS have been informed and are sending a team. Let’s keep the conversation going.