Tension high in Laikipia as ranger kills herder
01 July 2016, 15:03
Laikipia - Fear and tension has gripped residents of Laikipia after a 17-year-old herder was shot dead at Segera Ranch by a security guard.
Ltishon Lenchodor was killed at the ranch after he drove a herd of livestock into the renowned ranch.
Residents said the deceased was grazing livestock into the private ranch overnight when he was accosted by the armed guards.
Cases of illegal grazing have in the recent past escalated in various parts of Laikipia County, with hundreds of herders being arraigned in court for trespassing.
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Nominated MP Sarah Lekorere who visited the scene where morans had gathered asked residents to be calm as the matter was being investigated.
Lekorere urged the residents to exercise tranquility and resilience since security agents were investigating the whole issues.
The ranch manager told journalists to wait for security officers at the main entrance since the situation was too tense.
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