Statement from the British High Commissioner to Kenya

Nic Hailey condemns the killing of Tristan Voorspuy, a dual Kenyan/British national in Laikipia.

British High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey

I was deeply saddened by the murder of Tristan Voorspuy, a dual Kenyan/British national shot dead at Sosian ranch in Laikipia yesterday. The British High Commission is in touch with his family to provide support at this difficult time.

Alongside other international partners, I have repeatedly conveyed to the Kenyan authorities over the past months the United Kingdom’s deep concern at the situation in parts of Laikipia. I have done so again following Mr. Voorspuy’s murder. I welcome the clear commitment at the highest levels to tackle the situation, and continue to urge the Kenyan authorities to take all necessary steps urgently to restore law and order, and to protect life and property in the area.