A high-level multi-agency security operation against bandits has begun in six counties of Kenya’s North Rift area.
Personnel from the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) and the National Police Service (NPS) has been sent to the region’s troubled and hazardous areas, which have been zoned for the operation.
The public has reacted differently to the military’s participation, and the government has deemed the security situation in the North Rift a National Emergency.
A three-day amnesty for unlawfully owned guns has been declared, although only a tiny number of firearms have been surrendered thus far.
The multi-agency operation will target bandit hideouts in the impacted regions, which include the counties of Laikipia and Samburu.
The operation’s resources, including trucks, helicopters, soldiers, tents, and food, have been deployed ahead of the operation’s launch.
According to government sources, the KDF’s role in the operation is to assist the police.