In a daring and brazing attack on Friday, January 12, a group of 60 armed bandits raided Mugie ranch in Laikipia County, overpowered police reservists, and successfully made off with over 200 livestock.
During the confrontation, one police reservist sustained an arm injury from a gunshot, while another was grazed on the head by a bullet.
The police reservists, who were deployed to ensure the security of Mugie Ranch, seemed to have fallen victim to a well-planned ambush by the group.
Following the incident, reports suggest that the marauding gang retreated to Kirisia Forest in Samburu County, subsequently splitting into smaller groups to evade detection and escape the authorities’ attention.
The police reservists chased after them and managed to recover 73 animals. However, some 193 livestock are still missing.
Evan Tomlinson, the Managing Director of Mugie Ranch, has now called on Samburu leaders for assistance in recovering the stolen animals.
“A week ago, CS Kindiki was in Laikipia, where he held a security meeting and declared that banditry was a thing of the past,” Tomlison added while making the appeal.