, KISUMU, Kenya, Nov 29 – Two people are now confirmed dead along the Kisumu-Kericho border following a raid in Ochora village in Muhoroni constituency Tuesday night by cattle rustlers.
A 22-year-old man was killed as they pursued the rustlers who were driving away nine goats while a 45-year-old man died while undergoing treatment.
Kisumu Governor Prof Anyang Nyong’o says it is getting difficult to minimize the cross border conflict.
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.
Speaking to the press in Kisumu, Nyong’o appealed to the locals living along the border to maintain peace in the wake of attacks.
He said they had resolved to improve infrastructure along the border as a way of ending the conflict noting that the commitment still stand.
Nyong’o 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.