Anyone who herds livestock with a gun will suddenly be breaking the law.
The restriction was announced by President William Ruto on Sunday, and he instructed livestock owners to herd their animals with sticks.
He issued this order since intermittent bandit raids, which have resulted in the murder of residents and the theft of cattle, are occurring in several areas of Northern Kenya.
It will not be permitted for anyone to herd cattle while carrying a rifle.
Guns are for the police; everyone should use a stick, stated Ruto.
In pastoral areas, it has been customary for herders to carry firearms, in part because this is the only way they can defend themselves and their livestock from banditry or wild animals.
But these same weapons have frequently been used to frighten others when stealing animals across communities.
Speaking in Lamu, Ruto stated that the government has set aside 20 billion shillings to deal with insecurity and reaffirmed his call for any illegal firearms held by individuals to be turned over to the police.
Herders struggle to move from one place to another in search of pasture in places like the Suguta Valley, Kapedo, Tiaty Arabal, and Kainuk, to name a few, without their riffles slung to their shoulders.
Even if the president promised to put an end to banditry in the north, nobody is certain that thHundreds of people have fled their homes in Samburu and are now camped out in the Loiborngare area.
All of these moms, kids, and senior citizens are from Porra Arae, where bandit raids had gotten out of hand.
More than 300 hundred families are currently looking for shelter here, according to the local MP.
Following the attacks, three schools in Porra, Sepei, and Lkek-puki have remained closed.
The displaced people are pleading with the authorities to make sure Porra has adequate protection so they may return home.
Naisula Lesuuda, a member of parliament for Samburu West, who provided food to the refugees, wants the government to address issues with insecurity efficiently. e locals will heed his appeal.