By James Kariuki
Several livestock markets are set to be established in Molo District in a bid to curb cases of cattle rustling in the area.
The livestock markets are to be set up with the help of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) and the Ministry of Livestock Development.
According to Molo MP Hon Jacob Macharia, plans are underway to establish the markets all over the constituency where buyers and sellers of livestock can meet and trade.
Macharia ordered that all livestock brokers in the area should register with chiefs if they are willing to buy and sell livestock.
Macharia further said permits must be stamped by chiefs at all times authorizing any movement of livestock.
The Molo MP said permits must always be issued to ascertain the owners of the livestock being transported.
Macharia called for the reshuffle of police officers claiming that some of them from Kapsita A.P camp were working in cahoots with cattle rustlers.
The MP also warned that Molo residents will sue the government for failing to offer security for both the people and their livestock.
Macharia was speaking at Chandera Trading Centre where he had convened a meeting with residents to deliberate on how to tackle cattle rustling.