Mwangi Kiunjuri, a member of parliament for Laikipia East, argued with Air Force officers at Laikipia Airbase and demanded President William Ruto’s assistance.
In a speech on Wednesday at Njoguini Ward, Kiunjuri requested that Ruto clarify the purpose of the officers in the area.
The former cabinet secretary for agriculture stated that he had become weary of fighting over the same issues since being elected since the officers had turned into a menace by destroying people’ lands with their animals.
“I’ve had enough. In Laikipia, Air Force officers should decide if they want to take care of their cows or serve as officers, he said, directing this to all Air Force commanders and the President of Kenya.
He continued by saying that the police have been shooting locals who attempt to force cows off their property.
“I’m positive they own these cows. They constantly retreat to the Laikipia airbase once you chase them away.
“You get killed if you try to get close to the airport fence driving out the cows,” he said.
The leader of the Service Party also brought up the conflict between humans and wildlife that has plagued the Njoguini and Matanya wards.
The government hasn’t provided villagers with a remedy for the elephants that damage their crops, said Kiunjuri, and the officers’ cows are now making the situation worse.
“As residents of Njoguini, we have faced numerous difficulties. Our lands have been destroyed by cows and elephants.
He screamed in rage, “We won’t let you bring your cows to harm our crops just because you have power if you were engaged as an airforce officer in Kenya.