As former President Uhuru’s family farm – Northlands City – counts heavy losses after the Monday invasion by goons, the studious silence by government over the invasion has left Kenyans deeply disturbed.
A one-line statement from Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki posted on social media was the only communication from government after a day of unprecedented mayhem.
“We must protect our Country from sliding into irretrievable anarchy,” said the statement from the CS in charge of interior security.
And it emerged that Kenyatta farm lost 1,400 top grade dorper sheep to the goons who raided the farm cut down trees and stole the animals.
Most of the sheep at Northlands Farm are a special breed costs between Sh 34,000/- to 100,000/- depending on weight – but was sold by the goons for as low as Sh 1,000/-.
There was a stampede along the Eastern by-pass at Kamakis as motorists bought the animals cheaply and loaded them to their vehilcles.
Many other stolen animals were ferried to various destinations by use of motorbikes and other were carried shoulder high. Many of the sheep fainted due to shock and being forced to move long distances from their grazing fields to the roadside.
Some goods carried up to sheep on their shoulders during the daylong mayhem that saw not a single police presence.
Kenyans have expressed shock at audacity of the invaders and lack of police intervention saying if it was not nipped in the bud, it will spiral out of control and Kenyan will become ungovernable.