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BY CORRESPONDENT,KISUMU,29TH NOV 2017-Two people have died in Ochora village in Muhoroni constituency in Kisumu county after cattle rustlers raided the village along Kisumu-Kericho border on Tuesday night .
WWW.UPESINEWS.CO.KE has established that tension is still high in the area after a man believed to be in his early 20s was killed while they pursued the rustlers who were driving away nine goats while a 45-year-old man who sustained injuries died while receiving treatment.
Kisumu Governor Prof Anyang Nyong’o has appealed to the locals living along the border to maintain peace in the wake of attacks.The governor says it is getting difficult to minimize the cross border conflict.
Addressing the press Nyong’o says the trend is cultural and will not prove easy to curtail such criminal acts along the border.
He says he will be reaching out to his Kericho County counterpart Julius Chepkwony to discuss the matter.”I look forward to having a discussion with kericho county leadership to find a lasting solution”.he said.
The governor further announced that they will push for the setting up of Anti-Stock Theft Units along the border to respond to alarm being raised by the residents in case of cattle theft.
He said they had resolved to improve infrastructure along the border as a way of ending the conflict noting that the commitment still stand.