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2 people shot dead by rustlers

11 April 2013, 17:07 Kelvin Wanjohi

Two people were shot dead by armed cattle raiders who also made away with several cattle in Laikipia County on Wednesday night.

The rustlers struck at around 3 pm.

The owner went out upon hearing commotion only to be shot by the rustlers. He died on the spot.

The raiders drove the cattle away when the second man came put to pursue them but was also shot at long range.

Speaking to residents, Nyahururu district Commissioner Lucy Mulili said that the government has already put strict measures to curb rustling, urging them not to flee from their homes.

She promised to deploy more police officers to the area to help curb the menace in the vast Laikipia district which neighbours Baringo district where more than 40 police officers were killed in a cattle rescue operation.

she urged the community to cooperate with the police.

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