22 February 2013

Kenya: 300 Cattle Stolen From Igembe North

Community leaders from Igembe North are calling on the government to assist them return 300 heads of cattle stolen last week by Samburu raiders.

Speaking to the press yesterday, Igembe Peace chairman who is also the Igembe North Njuri Njeke chairman Linus Kathera said their counterparts from Isiolo are to blame for the failure to arrest cattle rustlers in their areas.

He said the two communities had come up with an agreement, the Modo Gashe, saying if cows are stolen from either side, leaders will look for the animals and return them.

"We have been doing this whenever thieves from Igembe steal cattle from Isiolo and other communities. In the past, we have returned many animals and arrested those behind the rustling but our counterparts are not reciprocating. It's like the leaders are co-operating with the rustlers," he said.

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