Optimism as government restores peace to Laikipia
Traders at Rumuruti town in Laikipia county are impressed with the government’s commitment to restore peace, as their businesses resume normal operating hours.
Traders say they can now freely open and close their businesses without fear of insecurities that had rocked the area a month ago, with buyers slowly flocking the market for livestock and other goods.
Business Community Chairperson Frederick Mwangi, said since the operations to flush out illegal herders started, peace in the region had been restored in a great way.
“We are happy that the government has lived to its word. Police deployed in this region have greatly helped us in restoring peace,” said Mwangi.
“We can now conduct our businesses without fear from morning to evening.
Our customers are slowly coming back,” Mwangi added. He said a month ago, all their businesses had been shut down because of the bandit attacks and rampant cattle theft in the region.
Wangari Mugo, a local retailer, said her business is slowly picking up after she was forced to close shop for a month, due to the insecurity that rocked the area.
She has urged residents not to live in fear anymore, since peace had been restored by ongoing security operations. – KNA