The National Police Service said Thursday adequate measures have been put in place to ensure that schools in the North Rift reopen.
Every school in the volatile areas has been assigned 10 armed National Police reservists in addition to regular police patrols.
Rift Regional police commander Tom Odero said they have put in place measures to address the menace of insecurity.
“The area is generally pacified and conducive for school opening and normal business activities,” Odero said.
Some of the schools in the area had been closed due to insecurity.
President William Ruto had ordered the security situation to be addressed and schools are reopened.
On Thursday, Odero led a combined operation within Baringo County, specifically Chemorongion, Kapindasum, Mukutani and Arabal areas.
The areas generally have poor road and communication networks which pose a challenge to the multi-agency team.
To further contain the menace of banditry and cattle rustling, additional 200 NPRs are being vetted and the process is at an advanced stage.
This in turn will see each school in the volatile area being guarded by 10 NPRs in addition to regular police patrols.
The RPC also took time to address the security officers at Arabal GSU Camp where he took them through mental preparedness as the operation which commenced two weeks ago goes on.
It’s worthwhile to note that the officers are well-equipped with the basic operation materials/logistics.
Also to note is that, several attacks have been repulsed previously, Odero said.
The long-term aim of the operation is to sustain peace within the area and its environs for schools and other businesses to operate optimally.
Odero took the opportunity to hand over an assortment of foodstuff, fuel and other logistical support to the operation personnel.