Kenyan politician claims drive to evict white landowners is 'third world war'

A Kenyan MP has declared “war” against white landowners in Kenya, as a spate of arson attempts, murders and cattle raids swept the country’s Laikipia province.

Matthew Lempurkel, who represents Laikipia North, told supporters: “It is a war – a third world war – against the whites”, according to the Sunday Times.

Lempurkel was arrested earlier this month in connection with the murder of a British-Kenyan rancher, Matthew Voorspuy but has since been released on bail.

Mr Voorspuy, a former British Army Officer, was shot dead while riding out to see cottages on his land that had been torched

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