Source: The Standard | Online Edition :: Protesters block Kibaki motorcade Protesters vented their fury at President Kibaki when they blocked his motorcade over the killing of seven people by cattle rustlers in Merti, Isiolo, on Tuesday.The Presidents security personnel had a difficult time to clear the demonstrators from the Harambee House gate to let the motorcade through. "No amount of intimidation can move the Borana out of Isiolo," read one of the placards, while others said "They are not above the law." The group was marching from Uhuru Park to police headquarters when they realised the motorcade was approaching. They then barricaded the road at Sheria House. And for almost 10 minutes the motorcade was held up as the security detail made frantic efforts to clear the way. Not even attempts by the Presidents security personnel and those from the Attorney Generals office could move the crowd. More GSU officers arrived, but could do nothing to scare away the adamant protesters. The President did not lower his window to have a glimpse of what was happening, but could be seen watching the scene behind the dark windows. Assured security They later marched to the police headquarters where they presented a memorandum to Commissioner of Police Mathew Iteere. Police Spokesman Eric Kiraithe assured them security officers had been sent to the area. Iteere who flew to the area following the incident, later told The Standard four people had died in the attack. "We have deployed enough personnel and efforts are ongoing to recover the stolen animals and bring to justice those behind the incident," he said. Their spokesman Daoud Tari said up to 34 people have been killed in the area in similar attacks in the past year. Meanwhile, Iteere has directed security personnel to give a safe passage for hundreds of Borana herdsmen trapped in the conflict-prone Samburu East District. On Thursday, Isiolo OCPD Augustine Thumbi said police had moved to escort about 100 families with hundreds of livestock from Lososia via Archers-Post. By midday Thursday, those trekking with animals had covered about 10km.