Laikipia Women Rep Catherine Waruguru Lectures Fred Matiang’i

Laikipia Women Rep Catherine Waruguru, on Saturday, lectured Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i for constantly ignoring her resident's security plight.

Via a statement on social media, the vocal women rep faulted Matiang’i’s decision to withdraw the National Police Reservists from the North Rift region.

“Many are the times we have visited the offices of CS Matiang'i in regards to the security of the Laikipians especially from North and West Constituencies. The NPRs have been doing a great job until they were disarmed," she began.

‘I have never heard of cattle being stolen from Baringo and driven to Laikipia. Never. All times the rustlers come from Baringo and steal cattle and goats at daylight from Laikipia and take them to Baringo. 

“Men, women, and children in Kiangwaci and entire Olmoran ward are living in fear during the day and night yet we have fully equipped government machinery. How long shall we knock the doors of the senior security officer with the same kind of song?” she questioned.

Waruguru concluded by urging Kenyans to demand their rights and hold leaders accountable for their actions.

“Peace-loving Wanjiku, wherever you are, join me in letting CS and PS and DCI know that women and children of Laikipia North and Laikipia West need to enjoy peace like any other Kenyans and hold accountable leaders who support this heinous act,” she remarked.

The Kenya Police Reservists in the North Rift were last week directed by the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to surrender their guns for registration.

However, the decision has been met with criticism from leaders in the North Rift region who claim that the withdrawal of guns has led to increased insecurity. 

Addressing journalists, the leaders who included Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen stated that they have sought an appointment with President Uhuru Kenyatta next week to discuss what they termed as catastrophic events. 

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