Trying to keep issues separate - probably either futile or stupid, but it can;t do much harm...
I'm not sure it is fair to drag Steve Carey into this based on comments reported thrid or so hand, probbaly in response to a very specific question.and I wonder whether he is really referring to every incident in Laikipia or the specific incident at Suyian, which did appear to have been a more local matter. The Star is now reporting Samburu presence and a lot of weapons and seems to contrdict that - as does the alleged involvement of a bigman, but are there sources for that involvement other than the Star?
Anyway, I have never met Steve and have no idea whether he wants to be a poster boy for the "it's all drought-related grazing issues" camp, but it might be better to clarify that with him before making it so. This stuff might get requoted eventually..
I'm even less sure his wife would hold identical views.
That's actually a small, nit-picky sort of matter, but it's the kind of thing that can sometimes fester or kick off for reasons I never fully understand, isn't it?
Now I need to head back to the hyrax thread to try to undo the harm I did in my enthusiasm to forget about Laikipia yesterday. Is that what self-moderation is?