The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: PPO to Beef Up Baragoi Security Against Cattle Rustling

Rift Valley Provincial Police Officer PPO Levy Mwandi has said the government will deploy three contingents of police forces to Baragoi, Samburu County to curb cattle rustling.

The PPO said the three groups of police forces will be comprise of GSU, Anti-stock theft unit and a full team of rapid deployment unit.

"We are almost wining the war against cattle rustling in Baragoi and that is why we are going to be deploying three police forces in that area that will help boost security in that region" he said.

Mwandi observed that the three contingents of police officers will also act as replacement to the current general duty officers who have been manning the area since the last attacks which claimed more than 40 police officers last year.

Speaking to the Star through a phone interview yesterday, the PPO said that the area resident should not be worried by anything adding that the government had taken necessary precaution in protecting them.

He added that the police who are currently on duty at Baragoi are still traumatize by the previous attacks saying thats why the government has decided to replace them with the fresh blood of other police officers.

"Since the last attacks when most of our general duty officers killed most of them who remained there are traumatize by those attacks why we are going to be deploying this units there" said the PPO.

He also urge area residents of Baragoi to work closely with the police so as to win the against cattle rustling in that region adding that the government remains committed in fighting in winning the war against insecurity.

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