Police arrest five suspected cattle thieves in Kandara,Muranga county

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BY CORRESPONDENT,MURANGA, 11TH JUNE,2018-Police in  Kandara ,South of Muranga  county  have arrested  Five suspected cattle thieves  in Nguthuru village.

According to Kandara OCPD Wilson Kosgey, the suspects were arrested on Sunday night while transporting a stolen dairy cow.

Mr Kosgey  says the village is prone to cow theft that residents claim is carried  by a known  gang of seven.After going round and determining which home to raid and make a kill,they then prepare  well for transporting the same by availing matatus which they use.

Mr Kosgey  further said the gang comprises two school guards, a matatu owner, butcher, greengrocer and two others.

“I have the list of all the butchers who buy the meat knowing too all well that it came from stolen cows and is not even inspected by veterinary officers,” said Mr Kosgey.

The newly posted  police boss  has assured residents he will address their complaints, including slow police response when alerted of cow theft.

“The Kabati area is known for all the wrong reasons from theft of Del Monte pineapples, to theft of avocados and highway robbery. The police must act swiftly whenever they are called upon but it seems some of my officers are in a comfort zone,” he  said.

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