Insecurity in most parts of Laikipia is still a thorn in the fresh of residents despite constant assurance by the security agents that the region is safe.
In Munyaka Location residents have had to migrate due to attacks by armed herders who have been invading the area stealing livestock and injuring people in broad daylight.
This is made clear after we visited Tetu wa Mburi Primary school a school in the area that is near closure for lack of pupils since most families have left the area for fear of attacks and Just like the school names suggest we found only goats grazing within the unfenced school compound.
The school which was started in 1990’s has only three pupils who are in lower primary and when we visited that had already gone home.
According to the schools head teacher Josphat Muraguri when he joined the school six months ago there were seven pupils in the primary section and twenty nine in nursery school and the number was looking promising as the twenty nine would join class one.
However due to the insecurity the 29 has reduced to five and the seven to three and the school is near closure if nothing is done to contain the situation.
Muraguri noted that the school was fully fledged and last sat for the KCPE Exams in 2003.
The school has not also been spared by elephants and they have to make sure that their water tank is under lock and key in one of the classrooms.
During his tour of the area independent gubernatorial candidate for Laikipia Ndiritu Muriithi noted that it was evident that Laikipia is not secure if a school can be closed for lack of children especially in Laikipia Central.
He said that there are so many absentee land lords in the area who have moved out for fear of attacks and called on the interior cabinet secretary Joseph Nkaiserry and Inspector general of police Joseph Boinet to visit the region and assure those remaining of their security.