Suspected livestock thieves nabbed
31 March 2016, 14:36
Laikipia - Two suspected livestock thieves have been arrested at Mirera village in Laikipia Central sub-county after a night of follow up by residents.
The two young men are said to have stolen four goats and four sheep from two different homes in Chuma village and were intercepted on their way to Laikipia East.
Residents said theft of goats has been on the rise in the area as more than 100 animals have been stolen in the last two months.
The owners of the stolen livestock said the suspects have been colluding with other people who transport the stolen animals using lorries to neighbouring counties where they are later slaughtered.
The suspects were beaten by the angry mob before they were saved by police officers.
Area chief, Wilson Thuo said through working together with the residents it has been possible to nab the criminals in the area something he noted has enabled improve security.
He said community policing is being fully implemented in the area as this is the only way to fight crime.
The suspects were taken to Sweet waters Police Patrol base awaiting court trial
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