By Francis Mulinya
President Uhuru Kenyatta today put cattle rustlers in the country on notice, saying the government will take stern action against anyone found engaging in the retrogressive practice that is the cause of insecurity around the country and especially among pastoral communities .
President Kenyatta said it was unfortunate that while the government is working hard to develop these areas that were previously marginalized, this outdated practice is eroding all the gains made.
Noting that the vice had assumed very dangerous proportions with innocent people losing their lives in the process , President Kenyatta warned cattle rustlers that their days are numbered and they will only have themselves to blame when found.
The President was speaking at Marigat High school grounds in Baringo country today where he addressed a rally after making an inspection tour of areas affected by flooding due to the rise in water levels of Lakes Baringo and Bogoria.
The President who was accompanied by the Deputy President William Ruto announced that a number of schools that were closed in the county following increased cases of cattle rustling will be reopened in the next two weeks.
He said, “We shall send extra security personnel to the affected areas to ensure that the schools are re- opened and normal learning resumes.”
President Kenyatta at the same time announced that the government will form a task force of experts to address the cause of the rise of water levels in Lakes in the Rift valley region and recommend appropriate measures to be taken to address the phenomenon. More....