• Dozens of unknown persons gained the access to the property, also known as Northlands City, through Kamaki's side and fell trees before stealing sheep.
• Dorper sheep were introduced into the country by the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) a decade ago.
Monday's invasion of former President Uhuru Kenyatta's family land in Ruiru left them short of approximately 1,400 Dorper sheep.
Dozens of unknown persons gained the access to the property, also known as Northlands City, through Kamaki's side and felled trees before stealing sheep from the Dorper breed.
Dorper sheep were introduced into the country by the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) a decade ago.
It however became popular among farmers recently following climate change.
The sheep is preferred to as it adapts well to tough climatic conditions and matures faster than the ordinary sheep.
According to Farm Biz Africa, if well supplemented, a Dorper sheep can reach a market weight of 50-60kg, at seven months.
A mature ram can weigh between 80kg and 114 kg while the ewes weigh 57kg to 80 kg.
They have a very even temperament and a high degree of disease resistance.
Dorper sheep are popularly referred to as fast-growing meat-producing sheep.
After stealing the animals on Monday, the gang proceeded to sell them at Sh1,000 per sheep.
In several images and video clips on social media, motorists are seen stopping to buy.
However, in a normal situation, a fully grown Dorper ram sells at Sh45,000, a ewe goes for Sh25,000 while a lamb costs Sh6,000.
Hours after the incident, the Kenyatta property was set on fire, still by unknown people.
The 11,576 acre-land is home to various high-end properties including Brookside Dairy and Peponi School.
More than 24 hours after the first incident, police were deployed to the area on Tuesday morning.
Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome said they have launched a probe into the invasion and destruction.
"Our investigation into the destructions and injuries caused has begun, and those found culpable shall face the law. We are appealing to the public to adhere to the rule of law when exercising their Constitutional rights to picket, petition, or demonstrate," Koome said.