In 24 Hours Slain Laikipia Rancher's Body Not Picked Because It's Too Dangerous for Armored cars

March 6, 2017, 1:50 am

More than 24 hours after a British rancher was murdered, police were unable to recover the body because the area was too dangerous even for two armoured vehicles and two choppers.

The body of Tristan Voorspuy, slain by bandits at his Sosian ranch on Sunday, is still lying at the scene.

Voorspuy's friends had hired two choppers on Monday to retrieve the body but they were prevented by police due to the volatile security situation.

Two armoured cars had also been deployed to retrieve the body but sources said it was too dangerous for them to go into the area.

Voorspuy was the majority shareholder and founder of Sosian conservancy, which he had restored and turned into a working ranch and tourist destination.


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Fifteen years ago, it has been degraded by overgrazing and was almost worthless.

The rancher flew to Sosian after returning from Tanzania on Sunday to inspect his property, which had been attacked.

At midday, despite warnings, he rode his horse to one of three houses that had been burnt down on Friday. The house is five Kilometres from the main lodge at Sosian.

Farm staff lost contact with him at noon.

At 2pm, a helicopter pilot spotted the body of his horse, riddled with bullets.

A tracker from the conservancy found his body nearby.


IG Joseph Boinnet visited the area on Saturday and his chopper was shot at by bandits, according to informed sources.

Boinnet denies there was gunfire.

via Star


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