License to kill! RUTO orders police to bring him rascals killing people in Kerio dead or aliveNews 23:46
Saturday, 29 October 2016 - Deputy President William Ruto, has ordered the deployment of more than 280 police officers to the troubled Kerio Valley following the tribal clashes that have left several people dead and properties destroyed.
Speaking after touring the region yesterday, Ruto assured residents that the Government will do everything possible to ensure that peace is restored in the region.
He put cattle rustlers, who are perpetrating violence in Kerio Valley, on notice saying their days are numbered.
“Today, all police officers living in Tot and other adjacent areas should relocate to Kerio Valley to contain the deteriorating security situation. It is the duty of the Government to protect lives and property. We are promising to apprehend the suspects dead or alive and ensure that no lawlessness exists in Kerio Valley,” said Ruto.
“It is a shame that this region has continued to witness cattle rustling despite efforts by the Government and local leaders to foster peaceful coexistence through peace meetings,” he added.
He was accompanied by Interior Cabinet Secretary, Joseph Nkaisery.