‘Work closely with police to reduce cattle theft,’ says county chief – Kenya News Agency
Mumias East Deputy County Commissioner Antony Monare called on residents to share vital information and liaise with police to reduce cattle rustling in the area.
He specifically advised people living within the boundaries of the sub-county and the neighboring sub-county of Navakholo, where the cases were rampant, to be on the front line to liaise with the police.
“I know you know these thieves who live among you, please report these suspects to us without fear as we will treat your information with confidentiality,” the administrator promised.
He said that once the suspects are known, they will be apprehended and brought to justice for peaceful coexistence in the neighborhood.
The administrator was speaking at Mahola Sub-Location where he called on the area’s new chief, Dennis Welimo, to deal effectively with the threat.
At the same time, he warned locals against selling ancestral lands without following legal procedures which later cause feuds between families.
“You have to sit down as a family and agree how you want to dispose of your assets through the registrar and council. This will minimize disputes and court cases over land,” he advised.
By John Ochanda