In Summary
  • Elgeyo Marakwet Police Commander Tom Odera said efforts to apprehend the culprits are ongoing.
  • In February this year, DP Ruto commissioned a cohesive police reservist programme to help in tackling the problem.

One person has been shot dead in Kerio Valley by cattle rustlers.

The rustlers also stole over 40 goats and cattle during the Thursday afternoon attack at Kaptalai grazing field on Turkwel power lines in Marakwet East.

Mr Joseph Sikingi, 60, who worked as a clerk at Chesongoch health facility, was gunned down while herding his livestock.


His fellow herders - who were able to escape - said they were sprayed with bullets by the rustlers who were about 11.

They also killed two goats.

Mokoro chief James Sirmo confirmed the incident and said the body of the deceased was taken to Iten County Referral Hospital mortuary.

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