Tuesday April 30, 2013 - Deputy President William Ruto has put on notice those stealing cows and goats in Nyanza’s Kuria West and East Districts that their days were numbered and directed Chiefs and their Assistants to deal with them ruthlessly.
Speaking over the weekend in Mabera, Kuria West District, the Deputy President ordered the Provincial Administration to treat cattle rustling as a matter of urgency, saying his Government led by Uhuru Kenyatta will not allow a few individuals to embarrass and tarnish the name of Kenyans by stealing cows.
Initially, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni had alleged that Pokot people living in Kenya were stealing his cows from Uganda.
Ruto challenged the potential cattle rustlers in the County to focus on big investments like in stock exchange rather than stock theft.
Ruto was reacting to the current state of insecurity in the area following the rampant incidents of cattle rustling along Kenya Tanzania borders which have also left some people dead.
The Deputy President called on the cattle rustlers to desist from their criminal activities and surrender or else his Government will crash them.
The Kenyan DAILY POST