In Summary
  • Police officers were deployed to restive areas to restore calm.
  • The government urged the government to increase the number of security agents ahead of the elections.

A farmers' association has condemned the murder of six police officers in Laikipia County on Wednesday.

In a communication sent to media houses, Laikipia Farmers’ Association said the ambush on Anti-Stock Theft Unit officers by gunmen was a clear beacon of insecurity and lawlessness in the region ahead of the August elections.

The attack that occurred near Kamwenje in Laikipia West left four others with serious injuries.

An officer who survived said that they were patrolling the Laikipia Nature Conservancy on the Baringo-Laikipia boundary when they were attacked by more than 100 armed bandits.

The farmers said the attacks were being fuelled by politicians with selfish interests.

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