By Wanjohi Gakio
Fresh calls have emerged for the government to conduct a disarmament exercise in Laikipia. This follows the rise of cattle rustling cases and banditry.
Last weekend bandits attacked Rumuruti and Muthengera villages and stole 30 heads of cattle, some of which belong to former Rumuruti Town Council chairman Solomon Kiguru. Laikipia women's representative Jane Apollos has backed the proposal to have a disarmament exercise to wipe out illegal guns in the region.
Apollos said illegal guns in the area have led to a rise in crime. "People should not have guns," she said. Apollos said cattle rustling is rampant at the Baringo-Laikipia border.
"They use the valleys on the border to hide the livestock. We want more officers deployed here. Cattle rustlers use this route to escape," she said. She said the government should disarm people especially on the border.