Suspected Samburu cattle rustlers have killed at least 25 people around Lake Baringo (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7306597.stm). Villagers in Baringo district reported witnessing more that 200 Samburu raiders descended on the village on Wednesday evening firing indiscriminately before making away with hundred of animals.
This Baring massacre may not be news in the typical Kenyan sense but it exposes the fragile nation that is Kenya. The fact that many Kenyans would readily term such a massacre as normal cattle rustling is akin to the police commissioner claiming an MP's death is normal robbery. We must have sunk very low morally and otherwise to treat loss of human life so casually.
This incident is another apt wake up call for Kenya and her people to redefine and re-evaluate themselves as a people. The present political smiling from ear to ear amounts to nothing but patching a fatally tattered nation. A country that trivializes the security of her people is nothing but a geographical jungle hosting her citizens. The Saboat and Mungikis are not mere accidents. We must exterminate militias of any shade within our borders, no more no less.
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