Five linked to Nakuru cattle theft arrested


Cattle theft

Five people have been arrested at Kikuyu in Kiambu County in connection with the  theft of 120 heads of cattle and 20 donkeys that were stolen on Sunday night from Nakuru County.

The five suspects, including a woman, have been taken to the Anti-Stock Theft Unit station in Gilgil, Nanyuki pending investigations.

Police sources told Citizen Digital that the suspects were found with 72 heads of cattle, the rest having been slaughtered.

The remaining livestock will be given back to the owner after an identification process.

Kenya is currently reeling from cattle rustling menace that has gripped Baringo County,  Kuria East and now seems to have spread to Nakuru County.

The Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet on Sunday ordered a special police unit to head efforts to combat armed rustlers in Kuria East while another contingent of Anti-Stock Theft Unit officers is battling bandits in Baringo County who have menaced the residents for close to two weeks.

In daring attempts, armed bandits in Baringo have targeted newly-established police camps in the county.

On Monday, Kiserian, Mukutani, Noosukro and Loruk residents in Baringo were given seven hours by the security team to flee after fighting intensified.

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