By Beth Nyaga
More than 400 reformed cattle rustlers from West Pokot will benefit from funds donated by peace organizations.
The peace organizations are focusing their efforts on the transition of the lives of reformed warriors into alternative and productive activities
West Pokot Deputy Governor Titus Lotee said that the move will assist youths who have in the past been engaging in cattle rusting
Cheques worth Ksh 1.2 million were distributed to the 400 youths to help them start income generating projects within the community.
Lotee has appealed to Non-Governmental Organizations to help the youths by funding their projects to avoid cases of idleness which eventually lead to cattle rustling and insecurity.
According to Joseph Akaule, the Co-ordinator of SIKOM Peace Organization, many youths have opted to abandon cattle rustling and engage in development activities.
He said their only challenge is how to get funding for these activities.
Akaule also appealed to County Governments in pastoralist regions to allocate some funds to support reformed warriors.