Body of slain Briton 'still not picked' a day after - #KenyaFarmInvasions

2017-03-06 15:02
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Nairobi – The body of a slain British rancher, Tristan Voorspuy, in central Kenya has reportedly not been retrieved, a day after it was found lying next to his injured horse following an attack by pastoral herders on Friday. 

Voorspuy was shot dead by the herders as he went to inspect his lodges, which had been burnt by the attackers. His body was found on Sunday.   

Pastoral herders have been invading large farms, some of which double as wildlife conservation areas in central Kenya.  

According to The Star, police were still unable to recover the body because the area was "too dangerous even for two armoured vehicles and two choppers".

The murdered rancher's friends had hired a chopper to retrieve his body. They were, however, stopped by the authorities due to the volatile situation in the area. Gunmen reportedly shot at the search team that had been sent out by his family.

An armoured vehicles had also been deployed in the area, but still they were unable to retrieve Voorspuy's body. 

Voorspuy had been a shareholder in Sosian Ranch for more than 15 years.

The farm invasions in the east African country, some officials said, were driven by a severe drought, resulting in herders becoming "desperate". 

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