State to insure, pay and cloth NPRs in banditry-prone North

NPRs performing a drill during their graduation at Kimalel in Baringo County on May 18,2023. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard]

The government, he said, is working to ensure the stipend is allocated for the NPRs to allow them to work effectively.

Kindiki urged the security agencies not to relent in fighting banditry but instead deliver in ending the menace, which has mainly affected Turkana, Baringo, Samburu, Laikipia, West Pokot and Elgeyo Marakwet.

"We must stop these bandits. We have made good progress by getting them out of their hideout, and the criminals in Korkoron and Tandere hills were cleared. The places are now a crime scene and anyone found there will be treated as a criminal," he added.

The CS said the government had set aside Sh100 million for the reconstruction of schools in Baringo South and Baringo North which were since destroyed by bandits.

The Kenya Defence Force will help reconstruct the schools that have remained closed since 2010.

Kindiki said the government will also hire 100 teachers from the affected areas, with Baringo South and North each getting 50 teachers. The areas face a shortage of staff because non-locals flee during skirmishes.