MP urges state to put more re­sources in arid ar­eas to curb cat­tle theft, in­se­cu­rity

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Rift Valley -

Kapen­guria MP Sa­muel Moroto has called on the na­tional gov­ern­ment to put more re­sources in the arid and semi-arid ar­eas to curb cat­tle rustling and other crimes. He said poverty has led many youths from the ar­eas to en­gage in cat­tle theft and other ret­ro­gres­sive cul­tural prac­tices. He spoke at Ka­muino vil­lage dur­ing a thanks­giv­ing cer­e­mony of Ra­jab Chem­bus who grad­u­ated from Chuka Univer­sity.

He said many youths are get­ting into crime be­cause they are idle. The MP named West Pokot, Turkana , Sam­buru, El­geyo Marak­wet, Baringo and some parts in the Coast as ar­eas that need special at­ten­tion. He also called for the ar­rest of those who are per­pe­trat­ing such crimes from the neigh­bor­ing coun­ties. “We want In­te­rior CS Joseph Nkaissery to ar­rest all those be­hind the at­tacks, not politi­cians alone.

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