~ A long article by Eliud Waithaka and Sam Kiplagat in The Star (Nairobi) tells that in recent months about 10,000 pastoralists from Baringo, Isiolo and Samburu counties, with around 135,000 cattle, have invaded Laikipia.
Samburu tribe members have been joined by heavily armed Pokot. There are a number of photos showing the consequences of the situation.
Private ranches are being attacked, with buildings destroyed. Local residents express concerns about what they perceive to be government inaction in dealing with an increasingly serious situation.
A second, unrelated article tells of the severe impact of the ongoing drought on pastoralists in Tana River county.