Narok DCC Evans Achoki has warned residents at Entiani area, at the border of Narok North Sub County and Nakuru counties against grazing in the forest land without clearance from the security officials.
This is after two children aged 13 and 14 years old from the Maasai community were killed by unknown persons while grazing in Lockman forest on Wednesday evening.
DCC Achoki said though grazing in the forest land was banned, some residents still push their cows in the forest without authority from the security officials, which lead to the occurrence of such ugly incidents.
Achoki who spoke from his office yesterday cautioned residents against ignoring directives given by the government saying it was endangering their lives as many criminals could be living in the forest.
“There are many criminals who hide in the forest and we could easily not be able to account for the deaths that occur in the forest. That is why we warn our people to stop grazing in the forest land without prior clearance by the security officials,” he reiterated.
At the same time, the county commissioner noted that they will be holding a joint security meeting with the Nakuru security team next week with an aim of finding a lasting solution to the insecurity challenges experienced at Nakuru and Narok border.
“Most of the resolutions on tightening security at the border of the two counties will be made when the two teams meet next week, but I want to assure the residents that a permanent solution will be made,” he said.
He lauded the residents for maintaining peace despite the incident saying security has been beefed up in the area.
Last year, scores of people were left nursing seriously injured after clashes arouse in the volatile land following a disagreement between the Maasai and Kipsigis communities living in the area over grazing land.