Daily Mail UK 20th July – Kenyan cattle herders defend ‘necessary’ land invasions

This article was shared with me by Richard Constant of Sosian Ranch, his comment was …….

Well my house was expertly looted, then burned. It was where Tristan Voorspuy was murdered in cold blood. We bought the land from a Kenyan bank who held the property in an open auction. We have never taken a dividend. We employed 150 people who paid taxes. Persons have witnessed Lempurkel the Samburu Laikipian MP exhorting voters to kick out foreigners. The ‘Cattle Barons’ report in circulation spells out the truth. It’s been raining for months. Follow This is Laikipia- The Truth : here you will find an up to date account of what is really happening.

Mugie Ranch – 19th July 

Just received from Mugie –

We seem to be getting swamped over here, thousands of cows now all around on our north/east and southern boundary, they start coming through from around 4 to 5 pm and graze through the night. It looks like a Christmas tree with flashing lights every where!

Not long after Raila and Lemprukel had the meeting at Mowarak today a fancy looking car came down the boundary, met with a thousand odd head of cattle which then came through the fence. Obviously as soon as our vehicle got there the car took off and the cattle started to get pushed out again. The people are very hostile and hard to speak to like they have been instructed not to talk to any one.

I hear a huge amount of the cattle that were on Loisaba are now here or on the way here!

Commemoration and appreciation for the brave officers fallen in the ongoing Laikipia conflict

Mr.Thomas Thurkan CP Deputy commandant ASTU HQS, 

Mr Bernard Wambugu SSP SOOPS ASTU, 

IP Daniel Nzamba I/C Matwiku ASTU Camp,

PC Meshack Langat,

PC Emmanuel Kaigu

PC Kennedy Changwony 

The above officers lost their lives in the recent ambush near the Laikipia Nature Conservancy. These men join an ever increasing number of serving officers, farm employees and innocent people falling victim to the rampant lawlessness that started in March 2016.
Donations for the bereaved families are being collected by:

SP John Wachiuri Gichohi of ASTU HQS 0720772562

Day 188 / 189 / 190 of chaos, violence, mayhem, shooting etc or day 311 / 312 / 313- Sunday 16th, Monday 17th, Tuesday 18th July

Three more days have gone by……
One day of no breaks in the boundary stonewall, one day with two breaks caused by elephant, and then last night one break caused by a small herd of cattle accessing the farm at night and rebuilding the wall themselves on leaving ! 
Farm jobs and patrols continue each and every day along with collecting information from various sources. The same intel has informed us that approx. 200 to 300 head of Samburu cattle arrived back on Lombara last night.

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Ol Maisor -July 18th

Just received from Ol Maisor-

Caught 300 or so cattle bomaring  illegally on Nyasore land. Asking this morning it’s a clear case of cattle getting lost by bad luck and coming in.. the only question remaining is how the ditch became a bridge by bad luck….

One of 5 or so roadblocks put in place by Samburu yesterday – a bit of half arsed effort though.

Mugie Ranch – 17th July 

Just received from Mugie –

Word on the ground is that a large number of Pokot leaving LNC are heading our way. 

One herd of over 100 cattle spotted this evening coming in on the west with three armed men. 

Big meeting tomorrow on the Mugie/Lentile boundary with Samburu and Pokot so will see if we achieve any thing!

Briefly picked up these steers this morning after they got left behind on their night grazing program, two armed Samburu Morans’s came and threatened our staff so they released them before they reached HQ!
Something different goat killed by baboons ! And striped Hyaena found killed on Mugie !