The multi-agency security team in Laikipia county conducts critical leadership engagement

The Multi-Agency Security Team in Laikipia County, Kenya’s Rift Valley, held a successful Key Leadership Engagement on Monday, January 10, 2022, at Ol-Moran Town.

The forum was led by the Commander Mr. Bernard Mbatha, CP and Commander Army Special Operations Brigade (ASOB) Brigadier Salim Seif Rashid.

The high-level meeting was chaired by the Deputy County Commissioner of Kirima Sub County and attended by the National Government Administrative Officers, KDF, National Police Service Officers and local leaders to enhance communication and understanding between the key stakeholders, with a common objective and apparent interest in providing continuous mutual support.

“Leaders acknowledged efforts of the Multi-Agency Security Team and Laikipia County Government in restoring normalcy in Ol-Moran and adjacent areas,” said the police.

The indicators highlighted include resumption of learning in schools, construction of roads, digging of a trench, sinking of boreholes, desiltation of dams and community involvement in socio-economic activities such as farming, transport and trade.

To achieve long-lasting peace in the area and accelerate development, the leaders identified a raft of measures and recommendations that included, construction of additional dams and roads, the sinking of more boreholes, the extension of the trench, and construction of more schools.

The Multi-Agency Security Team appreciated the leaders for their continuous support in realizing the achievements made and addressing the issues progressively.

The team underscored the importance of continuous information sharing through the Community Policing mechanism to enhance integration and peaceful coexistence among various communities.

Laikipia has been facing security issues that have led to the deaths of civilians and security officers.

Some have also been forced to flee their homes.

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