Leaders in Kitui County have petitioned Interior Cabinet Secretary Prof. Kithure Kindiki to order the eviction of camel herders from the county.
The herders are said to be grazing their livestock inside Kora National Park and Mwingi National Game Reserve and deliberately invade private farms.
The leaders who held a security crisis meeting together with the local administration and residents in Kaningu attributed the rampant killings to camel herders who graze in the nearby parks and game reserves.
Speaking during the meeting Kitui Senator Enock Wambua claimed the herders are causing insecurity in the area.
“The decision that has been taken between residents of Kaningu and camel herders is a final decision that from tomorrow there should be no herders in the game reserve,” said Wambua
His sentiments were echoed by Mwingi North MP Paul Nzengu
“We will not continue living in fear of insecurity. We must protect our people and our children,” Nzengu stated
So far four people have been killed in a span of one month
Leaders are calling for proper management of the reserves as camel herders grazing at Kora National Park and Mwingi Game Reserve and local farmers collide over grazing land.