The Samburu North Member of Parliament, Alois Lentoimaga was on Monday evening grilled at the directorate of criminal investigations in Maralal town over increased insecurity, including cattle rustling in his constituency.
The Samburu County Criminal Investigations Officer, Seroney Soo told KNA that it’s about time security agencies tackled the root cause of perpetual inter communal conflicts in Baragoi and its environs.
Soo also hinted that other people would be summoned for questioning as investigations into the causes of banditry and cattle rustling in Samburu North continues.
“We shall continue summoning others as well so that we get to know the genesis of these raids in Samburu North,” he said.
After emerging from the DCI offices, the MP lauded the police for their efforts to bring calm to Baragoi, adding that he is ready to cooperate with the law enforcers.
“I support the DCI and being an elected leader and a law maker for this country and also having served for more than 30 years as an administrator in public service I understand the rule of law,” Lentoimaga said.
“Failure by the government to recover guns that were stolen by cattle rustlers and also failure to recover stolen livestock and return them to the affected families have led to an increased cattle rustling incidences in the region,” he added.
Over a dozen people have died and tens of cattle stolen in the past recent months in Samburu North.
By Robert Githu