By Kirimi Murithi
The Igembe North MP Joseph M'Eruaki has called upon the national government to investigate leaders in its administration who have been abetting cattle rustling. He said they are involved in the multi billion business yet the government has failed to act on it.
Speaking in Meru, M'Eruaki said he does not understand how the business has thrived over the years with intelligence department and the administration in place. "The government has allowed the business to thrive because it is supported by high ranking people. Cattle cannot disappear like chicken," he said.
M'Eruaki said the government must disarm all the communities with guns as they are using them to harm others. He said two people have been killed by bandits, believed to be neighbouring Samburu and Borana communities, since Christmas last year.
He called for punitive punishment for the rustlers. "Some of the young people arrested in claims of the ownership of guns need to be released because the government has failed in providing security to the people who have now resorted to taking law into their hands," M'Eruaki said.
M'Eruaki called for more partnership between the national government and Meru government to establish more GSU camps and improve the infrastructure for ease of response to attacks from the units charged with the mandate of fighting the menace where they have allocated money through CDF.