Thieves steal Sh500,000 sheep and goats in Ma­voko, eight an­i­mals re­cov­ered

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Thieves broke into a farmer’s home at Em­pakasi vil­lage in Ma­voko sub­county on Monday night and stole more than 100 goats and sheep worth Sh500,000.

They also killed 22 sheep and ar­ranged them along the road be­tween the home of Joan Lelei and neigh­bour­ing Ka­suitu slum.

Lelei told the press at his home that the thieves cut his barbed wire fence to gain en­try into his home. He said the theft has im­pov­er­ished him.

Neigh­bours helped him re­cover eight sheep alive in Ka­suitu slum on Tues­day.

Spokesman Jeremiah Kaloi said stock theft has be­come ram­pant.

He said they were dis­ap­pointed with se­cu­rity of­fi­cers be­cause thieves walk freely and no one has been ar­rested for steal­ing live­stock.

Po­lice should in­ten­sify night pa­trols to pro­tect residents and their prop­erty, Kaloi said.

/ GE­ORGE OWITI

Residents at Joan Lelei’s home in Em­pakasi vil­lage, Ma­voko sub­county, yes­ter­day, where his sheep were killed and an­i­mals stolen

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