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Widow in agony as unknown people destroy her crops

By James Munyeki | September 30th 2020 at 14:54:24 GMT +0300

A widow from Micharage village in Nyandarua County is counting losses after unknown people raided her farm on Tuesday night and uprooted all her cabbages.

Beatrice Wakarima woke up to a shock after all the cabbages in her two-acre farm were uprooted and destroyed.

Wakarima said that she has incurred a loss of over Sh150,000.

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"I had planted over 3,500 seedlings but they have all been destroyed by unknown people. I do not know the motive behind this" she said.

She regretted that the cabbages were not even ripe for harvesting.

"I wish they could have uprooted them to feed their families. How will they benefit from this?" she lamented.

Wakarima said that it was difficult to suspect who did it as she had no grudge with anybody.

"We do not even have a land dispute. Why would someone be so cruel?

She said following the incident, she notified the local village elder and area chief who said the matter is a police case and advised her to report at Mirangine Police Station.

“But no action has been taken. Police have not even visited the scene,” she said.

She called on the government and well-wishers to come to her aid.

Contacted for comment on Wednesday morning, Mirangine Sub County Police Commander, John Matsili said he was not aware of the incident but would look into it.

The family, however, confirmed the matter was reported under OB number 23/28//9/20, at 13:50hrs.

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