Residents of Matungulu sub-county in Machakos county have called on Inspector General of police Hillary Mutyambai to intervene on the rampant cattle theft in the area.
This is after two more cows were stolen and slaughtered in Masokani area on Friday night. The theft seems to continue despite the police claiming they cracked the syndicate a few weeks ago.
The residents said they were living in fear since the theft has been going on for the last four months.
“We are tired our cows are being stolen on weekly basis. We want Mutyambai to intervene on this issue so that it can end once and for all. We can’t be living in fear everyday,” said Mary Kavuu, a resident.
While addressing the press Matungulu acting police boss Stephen Sang called for collaboration between the residents and security apparatuses.
He said that in fighting crime the resident’s input was needed stating that the residents have failed to give out information.
“Without you guys, we can’t do anything. The thieves have been successful because you don’t give us information. Please we urge you to give us information so that we can safeguard your property,” said Sang.
In January 2020, residents of Koma dumped carcasses of slaughtered cows and burnt tyres thus blocking the busy Nairobi-Kangundo road. This was after four bulls were stolen in Muusini area and later slaughtered in Koma area by unknown people.