The Service Party (TSP) leader Hon. Mwangi Kiunjuri now wants the government to deploy 10 police reservists in every village in the troubled Ol Moran region, Laikipia County.


Speaking during the burial of three residents of Mbogo-ini village who were shot dead by armed bandits, Kiunjuri says solution to the perennial banditry attacks in the region is to train and arm residents as police reservists, saying that they understand the terrain better.

” Enough is enough, we demand that every village be given 10 guns.We don’t want more deployment of police officers. arm our people and they will be able to deal with these bandits”. Kiunjuri said…

Sombre mood engulfed the burial ceremony, with thousands of mourners who turned up for the mass burial blaming the national govt over what they termed as negligence.

” what wrong did these young men do. how can the govt tell us that we have army on this side, yet when the bandits attack, they use the same route to escape”.  Kabando said

“ Our patience is running out’’. Kiunjuri said“ tuache kubembelezana. We have leadership vacuum. If the governor, Mp and senator are not here to mourn with us, then we elected wrong leaders’’ Kiama Githinji

Kiunjuri says that disarmament exercise was done selectively, leaving majority of Laikipia residents vulnerable to attacks.

‘’We are aware that they have guns and where they get them, It is either the government provides us with guns or we will have to organise ourselves how we will defend our people.’’

The latest attack left three people dead and one injured, even as armoured security vehicles roam the region.

‘’police officers are not enough. President should address Laikipia insecurity tomorrow as he addresses the nation’’ Kabando wa Kabando

The Service Party leader further emphasised on the need to create buffer zone in the region.

”we will create a buffer zone so that we can see our enemy coming. Tutafyeka 2 kilometers ndani so that hata ngombe zetu zikiimbiwa we see them going.” Kiunjuri said

During the ceremony, former Mukurweini MP Kabando wa Kabando called on Mt. Kenya residents not to shy aware from forming their own political parties, as the move would give them a better bargaining power…

‘’ don’t shy when planning your political path. Kibaki and Njenga Karume taught us not to fear.” Says Kabando


Other leaders present during the meeting include Laikipia senatorial aspirant on a TSP ticket John Kiama Githinji, Laikipia MP aspirant Beth Waithira ( Wadiana), Laikipia West MP aspirant Ibrahim Ngugi among others.

So far, 16 people in Ol Moran region have been killed by armed bandits in the last two months.