British Government issues Kenya “travel update” following murder of Tristan Voorspuy

Tristan Voorspuy
Tristan Voorspuy, owner and founder of Offbeat Safaris Ltd.

The British government has issued a new travel update following the murder of ex-army officer Tristan Voorspuy, who was killed by raiders at a ranch in Laikipia yesterday.

The update, which has been sent out to subscribers via email reads:

Latest travel update: Safety and security information (Local travel) on 5 Match 2017, a British national was murdered on his Laikipia ranch as he went to investigate damage caused by invaders.

While not providing any specific travel advice, the message appears to be calling for extra vigilance if you live in or are travelling around the area.

Reports yesterday claimed the father-of-two was shot dead by raiders connected to warring militias, currently involved in a vicious tribal battle, after he went to inspect the remains of a friend’s home that had been deliberately burnt down.

His horse was found shot dead at noon, followed by his body discovered a few hours later.

Prior to his death, Mr Voorspuy had been working hard with other locals to protect African farms against the marauding gangs. On Sunday night, his family had to abandon efforts to retrieve his body after they were shot at.