By Salim Mutuma
Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi has appealed to the government to fast-track reinstatement of Nyambene National Reserve rangers to avert attacks within Isiolo-Meru border that have claimed more than 10 lives in the last three months.
The county boss decried that despite top security officials in Nairobi promising to arm and restore the 22 rangers, nothing had been done while people continued losing lives in the hands of bandits.
The Meru County Assembly recently passed a bill barring camel herders in neighbouring counties from crossing over to graze on Meru side.
Mr Murungi condemned recent attack at Mweromaria and Kiambogo area that left four people dead and two others nursing gunshot wounds.
The attack is suspected to have been retaliatory following the abduction and killing of a 15-year-old boy whose body was found dumped in Kiambogo area.
The boy had reportedly been abducted by unknown people a day before his lifeless body was discovered.
When he visited the two victims hospitalized at Isiolo Referral Hospital Saturday, Mr Kiraitu promised to support them until they full recover.