By Michael Mugwang'a
Wednesday night, a security team in Kuria and Transmara led by Kuria East deputy County Commissioner Cornelius Wamalwa, was in pursuit of cattle rustlers.
The cattle rustlers had just attacked a village and made away with livestock.
Speaking to Crime Watch on Thursday, Mr Wamalwa was confident that the animals would be recovered. But the administrator admitted that the livestock thieves are armed and would not release the animals without a fight.
Wamalwa also regretted that cattle theft has led to loss lives.
That is the sad story in Kuria, Transmara, Kisii, Samburu, Kasipul Kabondo, Mt Elgon, Kisumu and other parts of the country.
“There are illegal firearms in the hands of these livestock thieves that we are trying to seize. We have managed to get some but more are still in the wrong hands,” says Wamalwa.
As security agents figure out how to end the menace, the Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku is blaming the Judiciary for being lenient to the culprits.
“In the fight against crime and insecurity, one of the biggest challenges we have encountered is the existence of laws that seem to favour the rights of suspected criminals more than the rights of victims and innocent Kenyans,” Lenku said on Thursday.
However, the Cabinet Secretary says measures are being put in place to stem criminal activities. More....