The government on Monday imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in Ol Moran within the Laikipia Nature Conservancy.

In a statement by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i, the government hoped the move would contain the insecurity in the area which has dramatically deteriorated. 

This comes after the National Security Council (NSC) held a consultative meeting to review the security status in Ol Moran.

Matiang’i revealed that NSC had noted that the area continues to experience rampant cattle rustling resulting from the scramble for water and pasture.

“During this meeting, the NSC noted that the area has continued to witness insecurity as a result of rampant cattle rustling arising from competition for water and pastures, as well as a surge in illegal gun ownership which has escalated the violence,” Matiang’i said.

The CS immediately declared the area as disturbed and a security operation zone due to its volatility.

NSC gave all entities who have illegally moved their livestock into the conflict zone 48 hours to vacate the area.

A security operation was directed also to commence immediately to flush out all the illegal occupants of the Laikipia Nature Conservancy.