In the intervening days since Friday’s deadly events, some progress has been made in stabilizing Ijema Funan, the injured ranger. Although his injuries are severe and likely to be a life-long disability, he is stable and in excellent hands in Nairobi. For that I am intensely grateful. He will undergo multiple, lengthy and extensive surgeries to replace his shattered shoulder and repair the wound on his face.
Abdullahi Mohammed’s (aka Abdi) funeral was attended by many in the community, a testament to the loss and pride of the community of the role rangers play in protecting the local environment. He will be sorely missed.
Additionally, in an excellent turn of events, two of the perpetrators have been captured in the nearby town of Mackinnon Road. A full report of their capture is available here. Their capture represents an important step in bringing justice to the families of Abdi and Ijema and the wider WW family. Their arrest is also leading to a wealth of intel on other nefarious activities in the area, including the recovery of the assault rifle used the incident.
Thank you for your continued reading. I will keep you updated. La Luta Continua