General Officer Commanding West Command (GOC WestCom) Major General Joseph Kivunzi on 21 September 2021 met with Mukutani locals in Laikipia County.
During the meeting, Major General Kivunzi noted that normalcy was steadily returning to the region that previously experienced insecurity as a result of activities by the illegal herders.
The area is currently under a multiagency security operation to restore peace and security.
In his interactions with the locals Major General Kivunzi encouraged them to return to their homes and work together with the local government in rebuilding life back to normalcy.
The GOC WestCom also met with the various troops taking part in the multiagency operation in areas of Ngoisusu, Mukutani and Nagum where he expressed his satisfaction with the progress and achievements so far. He commended the troops for their commitment and asked them not to relent until calm is fully restored in the area.
He was in the company of the 2nd Brigade Commander Brigadier Peter Assava, the Commanding Officer 5th Kenya Rifles Lieutenant Colonel Dennis Obiero and his team. At the Command Center in Ngoisusu, the GOC WestCom met with Mr. Bernard Mbatha (SO Ops GSU) and the Laikipia County Police Commander Maxwel Nyaema who are part of the multiagency security operation.
The multiagency operation was launched on 6 September 2021 to rid the region of illegal herders who rendered the area insecure. Calm has since returned with displaced families returning home, schools reopening and social-economic activities resuming.