We have guns and power, Matiang’i warns rustlers

Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i (pictured) has warned cattle rustlers along the Borabu-Bomet border of dire consequences.

"We have intelligence report that those involved in cattle rustling are the same people we arrested, charged in court and later released by the courts. We have begged enough. You can't have enough force and powers than a Government that is in power.  We will deal with you accordingly."

He has announced plans to deploy two special police teams to the area.

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Matiang’i was speaking today in Borabu Constituency, Nyamira County during the laying of the foundation stone for the construction of a divisional police headquarter.

The CS said two more police patrol bases will be opened in the area with the number of Anti-Stock Theft Unit (ASTU) officers at the Bomet-Nyamira border set to be doubled.

The tough-talking was accompanied by Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai and said a total of 300 police officer will be deployed.

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Cases of cattle rustling in the area have increased in the recent past with police saying they had already identified the culprits.

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