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Cattle rustlers put on notice

Security Team has recovered the 65 camels that were stolen in Mpala Farm in Laikipia North Sub-County.

The weekend incident left one bandit killed by police after a fierce exchange of firearms at Ilmotiok Bridge, where they were cornered, however, the rest managed to escape.

“I thank our security officers for responding swiftly to an incident where a few disgruntled cattle rustlers attempted to raid one of the ranches. We were able to corner them and recovered the 65 camels they had tried to steal. No livestock shall be stolen that we will not recover,” Laikipia County Commissioner, Joseph Kanyiri, told the media Monday in Nanyuki.

He assured residents in the area that security had been beefed and they should go and vote tomorrow and at the same time sent a stern warning to whoever might take advantage of the election period to practice lawlessness.

“I want to make a passionate appeal to a few youths who may be hell-bent on stealing livestock, especially in Kirima and Laikipia North that the timing is wrong, because we have deployed sufficient number of officers to take care of all security threats that have been analysed in the county,” said Kanyiri.

He said Multy-Agency Security Team, including National Police Reservist, Game Rangers and other security officers had been deployed in the security prone areas within the County, aimed at ensuring peace is maintained.

The County Commissioner further said all is set to ensure smooth voting exercise Tuesday for instance transportation of election materials in all parts of Laikipia.

By Muturi Mwangi


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