Kindiki: We will protect tea estates
The government has warned to political and business leaders in South Rift against inciting residents to invade tea farms owned by multinational companies.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki said security personnel had so far arrested 24 suspects linked to the skirmishes.
According to the CS, the suspects include 13 from Bomet while 11 were from Kericho County.
He said the government will deploy more security officers in the troubled tea farms to prevent criminal activities.
“Our investigations are leading us to political and business leaders who are supporting anarchy, looting and lawlessness in multi-national tea farms,” said Kindiki. The CS was speaking yesterday at Kesses Sub-County in Uasin Gishu county where he opened a new Deputy County Commissioner’s office.