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Security men and elders recover 201 camels and 10 cattle

Security personnel working with village elders have recovered 201 camels that were stolen at the Mlango grazing area in Burat Ward, Isiolo County one week ago.

Isiolo Deputy County Commissioner, Mr. Patrick Musango confirmed that the security officers and elders pursued the stolen animals and recovered 93 camels on the same day.

Mr. Musango said that the trackers of the animals mapped out five zones where they suspected the rustlers had hidden the animals, and they managed to recover 44 camels at Kipsing, 40 at Tasia, and 16 at Kalama but one animal was killed in a fire exchange between police officers and the rustlers.

The administrator added that eight others were recovered at Learata in Samburu East Sub-County, where the criminals have hidden them in a valley.

He said that 300 goats and sheep that were stolen three weeks ago were also recovered and would be handed over to the owners in an exercise to be presided over by the interior Cabinet Secretary Prof. Kithure Kindiki at Mlango Anti Stock Theft Unit (ASTU) camp.

The DCC further revealed that some 10 cattle stolen a week ago have been recovered at the Ngaremara area in Isiolo.

He called upon chiefs and assistant chiefs to ensure their areas of jurisdiction were secure through apt collaboration with the security officers, elders, and Nyumba Kumi elders.

Hence, the government would ruthlessly deal with criminals and their godfathers in a bid to eradicate crime in the area.

By Abduba Mamo

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