Government to use armoured vehicles to fight cattle rustling
21 June 2016, 15:35
Nakuru - The government will use armoured police vehicles to fight cattle rustling in the North Rift region.
Rift Valley regional commissioner, Wanyama Musiambo said that the government has taken bold security steps and deployed modern and sophisticated armoured vehicles to track and deal with armed bandits and cattle rustlers in the counties of Baringo, Turkana, Elgeyo Marakwet, Samburu and West Pokot.
Speaking at the border of Nakuru and Baringo counties, Musiambo warned those still engaging in the cattle rustling to continue doing it at their own peril.
“Those who still think that cattle rustling will be business as usual must be told that the government declared total war on them and we will not allow people to use illegal firearms to threaten, kill people and steal their livestock,” said Musiambo.
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“We have enough modern and bulletproof vehicles that can withstand and maneuver in this terrain and we shall come for you if you don’t change,” he said.
He urged cattle rustlers to think of alternative ways of making a living and desist from the unorthodox and barbaric culture of cattle rustling.
The government has for years now been trying to deal with the issue of cattle rustling which is very common and celebrated among the Turkana, Pokot and Marakwet communities.
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