Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i has created a new Sub-County in Laikipia with an aim of enhancing security and service delivery.
In a gazette notice dated September 9, 2021, Dr Matiang’i created the sub-county of Kirima, headquartered in Ol Moran.
The new sub-county comprises of Ol Moran division which has been hived off from Laikipia West sub-county and Ng’arua division which has been hived off from Nyahururu sub-county.
“In an effort to enhance coordination of the functions of the national government, the Interior Cabinet Secretary has established a new administrative unit as a service delivery and coordination unit,” said Dr Matiang’i.
Laikipia County will now have six sub-counties, with three being in the disturbed Laikipia West constituency.
The creation of a new sub-county comes at the height of unrest in Laikipia, where 10 have been left dead including three policemen and hundred others displaced.
The new sub-county will have security apparatus in place led by a new deputy county commissioner, a sub-county police commander.
More police deployment is also expected to curb the rising cases of cattle rustling and banditry.