Bandits attack farmer in Subukia, steal 20 heads of cattle
09 September 2016, 11:48
Nairobi - Police in Subukia are pursuing raiders after a farmer from Mumoi village in waseges Subukia sub county was Thursday night attacked by cattle rustlers who made away with over 20 head of cattle.
Dickson Michael Murage was attacked at 10.30pm where bandits believed to have come from Baringo county cut him on the head and hands .
They also abducted his wife and two daughters who were later found returning home by good samaritans who were following the stolen cattle in Mbogoine at 3.00am .
Addressing media,Waseges MCA Njenga Kang’ethe said that after Murage was rushed to Subukia sub county hospital 28 kilometres away, he was reffered to Nyahururu level 4 hospital where he is admitted.
The stolen cattle had not been recovered by Thursday morning although a contigent of police officers were pursuing them to Kamosop area where the bandits are said to have headed.
Kang’ethe said that security in Waseges has been wanting adding that cases of cattle rustling have been on the increase.
He said that all police posts within Waseges have a maximum of four police officers and no vehicle.
“The police officers in this area should be equipped fully since when bandits strike, our officers are forced to call for reinforcement from subukia police station situated more than 20 kilometres away”he said.
Subukia OCPD Alex Ng’ang’a said that they are making every effort to recover the stolen cattle.
He said that a team of Administration Police officers, anti stock theft and regular police were out pursuing the raiders.
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