President Kenyatta directs security agencies to heighten vigilance over increased insecurity

President Kenyatta directs security agencies to heighten vigilance over increased insecurity

President Uhuru Kenyatta during a past address. PHOTO | COURTESY

  • The Head of State gave the instructions during Friday’s National Security Council meeting.
  • This comes after the latest attack where two KDF soldiers and two GSU officers were killed by bandits in Laikipia Nature Conservancy.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed internal security agencies to heighten vigilance and surveillance following the unfolding security situation across the country.

According to State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena Mararo, the Head of State gave the instructions during Friday’s National Security Council meeting.

This comes after the latest attack where two Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers and two GSU officers were on Thursday killed by bandits in Laikipia Nature Conservancy.

The soldiers are said to have been digging a trench meant to prevent stolen livestock from being driven to the troubled conservancy when they were attacked.  

Sources said the bandits had only a short while earlier attempted to attack the GSU base and engaged the officers in a fierce gun battle.

The GSU officers were accosted by the bandits a short distance from Kamwenje police base in Laikipia West