Livestock stolen as rustlers shoot dead herder in Meru County

A herder was shot dead and an alternate harmed Monday night by steers rustlers at Ndumuru in Meru Region.

More than 1200 steers were additionally stolen amid the episode.

Mr Charles Kamwibua whose 280 steers were headed out, told the Country by telephone Tuesday that his herders were assaulted by the rustlers at around 11pm as they originated from a watering point in Elat in Igembe North.

“My herders were driving the steers from a watering point late in the night when they were assaulted by equipped rustlers.

“The collection of one of the herders has been found today.

“One herder has a shot wound in the back. I have lost 280 creatures,” Mr Kamwibua said.

WALK LONG Separations

The Meru North Herders Affiliation director said because of the dry spell in the area, herders are compelled to stroll for long separations looking for water making them inclined to assaults.

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“I am activating different herders to work with the police so we can recover the body from the scene before following the stolen creatures,” he said.

Meru District Chief Wilfred Nyagwanga said the steers rustlers had assaulted a crowd of around 1,200 creatures late at night.

“A portion of the stolen steers have as of now been recuperated by today (Tuesday) morning.

“I have dispatched an unexpected of cops to help in following the steers. We plan to recuperate the creatures before the day’s over,” Mr Nyagwanga said.

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