Kenya: looters raid Uhuru Kenyatta’s farm, steal livestock before setting it on fire


Gangs of looters today raided former Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s family farm, stealing livestock and later setting it on fire.

The intruders who were armed cut down trees using power saws also made away with livestock that were being reared on the expansive parcel of land.

Trees were also felled on the farm during the invasion but police were not in sight to stop the raiders.

The looters, mostly men took away sheep. Some carried the animals on their backs and others stuffed the sheep in waiting cars. The looting went on along the busy highway.

An official report from authorities was yet to be released and the motive of the attack is yet to be established.

The over 11,000 acre farm, Northlands City, was set to host a real estate haven that included low and high income residential areas, an agricultural zone, industrial area and schools.

It is estimated that the ambitious project would cost up to Sh500 billion and with a population of at least 250,000 people.

Journalists who were at the scene had to secretly film the invasion after they were threatened by machete-wielding the intruders.

Brookside Dairy and Peponi School are among the high-end properties situated inside the vast property.




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