Class three pupil untimely death has left many in tears. Ldisiwa Lekesier 12, a grade three student, was killed after accidentally setting off a land mine.
Ldisiwa died while taking care of the family’s livestock. The family in Soit Oudo region in Makurian town, is still in shock.
The minor discovered the gadget in the sprawling ranch of the Morpusi community. This is where security agents conduct drills and began to play with it.
Like Father Like Son
The deceased brother (Kisier) and father accompanied the corpse to the mortuary at Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital. The body is awaiting a postmortem.
Kisier recalled how his father faced a similar fate some years ago after falling on a landmine.
The blast fractured his hand adding while his son died of a similar accident.
Dozens of people and their livestock have perished. Security agents who train in the region leave behind the killer gadgets. Locals survive with deep wounds when they come across them.
The government should compensate people killed or mutilated by the killer tools.
Kilua regretted the death of the child. Before his demise,he was moving to grade Four next year.It was a big loss for the family.
He also stressed the need for the government to legally acquire the property. For example buying it so it can continue to train its security agents or leave the area completely.
Locals live in constant fear that people’s lives and livelihoods will be disrupted.
In 2003, the British government compensated citizens in Laikipia and Isiolo Counties.
Victims got millions of shillings to help the wounded or maimed.