At least 50 of the almost 1,500 Dorper sheep stolen from former Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's family-owned Northlands farm have been returned.
Credible reports indicate that the first batch of 18 sheep was found in Dandora by police who were supposedly tipped off. The tags on the sheep identified them as belonging to the Northlands farm.
The second batch of 30 sheep was then returned in a truck with a hidden license plate and dumped at the Kenyatta family's farm gate.
The sheep were taken away by a group of goons who attacked the farm armed with machetes and axes on March 27, 2023.
The farm’s security manager, Mr Patrick Masinde, confirmed the return of the animals, saying:
“So far we are optimistic with the process, since we have recovered 18.”
He said the recovered sheep are emaciated due to poor husbandry
“Since these are not traditional breeds that feed anyhow.
We urge all holding our stock to return them peacefully.”
The raid on the farm came on a day the opposition Azimio coalition was holding countrywide protests.
The protests had been planned for every Monday and Thursday, to push the government to lower the cost of living, and stop the selection of electoral commissioners, among other demands.
Northlands City was also set on fire by unknown people on March 27, 2023.