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700 policemen to be deployed in RV

17 April 2013, 14:01 Alloys Musyoka

Rift Valley Provincial Commissioner Orsman Warfa has said the government will deploy 700 police officers to curb cattle rustling in Baringo and Pokot County.

Warfa noted that the government had identified areas in both counties where cattle rustling cases were rampant adding that in the coming days Kenya Police Reservists K PR will be moving in to man the region.

The PC added that the security department had identified three areas in Pokot county namely Silale, Nandu and Amaya as the areas where cases of cattle rustling had widely been reported to have taken place in the past.    

“We are soon going to be deploying 700 police officers in some areas that we have identified in both the Baringo and Pokot county,” he said.

Addressing Journalist at his office on Tuesday, the Provincial Commissioner at the same time issued a stunning warning to anyone who was going to be caught in cattle theft saying the law will not be lenient with any person.

Warfa further added that he was going to hold a meeting with area chiefs from Pokot County to discuss on how to seal some of the loopholes emerging in the region.

“The law is not going to be lenient with any person who will be caught engaging in cattle rustling and that’s why I am going to be meeting up with area chiefs from that region to discuss how we can improve security in that region,”  said the PC.

He also added that the government had the matter under control and that the area residents should not worry about anything.

While speaking to the media separately on Tuesday, Rift Valley Provincial Police Officer Livin Mwandi said security had been well beefed up in Baringo county and that they were winning cases of cattle rustling in the region.

He also said police were on trail on a few remaining cattle rustlers in the area saying it’s only a matter of time before the long arm of the law catches up with them.

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