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30 cattle stolen in Ngomeni by suspected Somali raiders

Armed bandits made away with around 30 heads of cattle in Ikime sublocation, Kavaani location, Kyuso subcounty.
Heads of cattle. Local police and residents of Mwingi North constituency have asked KWS to assist in tracking 30 heads of cattle stolen from Ngomeni Ward and driven to Boka area in the neighboring Tana River county. /FILE

Collectively, the raiders were Somali rustlers.

Left in hopelessness, the Kitui county residents followed from far for over two hours until the rustlers reached manyattas in Boka area, Tana River county. Manyattas are semi permanent huts housing herding communities.

The Kenya Police Reservists visited the area at around 7.30pm and confirmed the incident.

The stolen heads of cattle belong to two Kamba elders namely Mzee Kitheka Mulandi aka Kalai and Mzee Mwasya Masya popularly called Musiliu.

Kyuso Sub County Police Commander Nicholas Mutua said he cannot confirm about the cattle bandits being armed. He, however confirmed the number of stolen heads of cattle to be 30.

The local police authorities and residents have asked KWS to help track the animals that are being driven towards Boka area in the neighboring Tana River county.

Residents had earlier told MWINGI TIMES that they were armed with AK-47 riffles.

Since the thicket is thick, that's why they requested KWS to send a chopper to help in tracing their livestock.


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