In Summary
  • Baringo County Commissioner Peter Okwanyo issued the warning as the government moved to stamp out cases of insecurity.
  • This comes as Baringo South Sub-County commissioner Saul Moywaywa was sent on compulsory leave over the incessant attacks.
  • Insecurity in Baringo County has adversely affected education with learning paralysed in more than 20 schools.
  • In Baringo North and Baringo South sub-counties learners and their parents fled volatile areas fearing for their lives.

Chiefs in Baringo County who turn a blind eye to cattle rustling have been put on notice.

Baringo County Commissioner Peter Okwanyo issued the warning as the government moved to stamp out cases of insecurity, which have left more than 20 people dead and 5,000 displaced in the past one month.

Mr Okwanyo said chiefs risked getting sacked if they do not fight rustling in their areas.

“How can a person be killed by people suspected to be from your area and you don’t have any information on who is behind the heinous act?

"You will not be of any help to the government and the best we can do is to send you home,” said the administrator.

This comes as Baringo South Sub-County commissioner Saul Moywaywa was sent on compulsory leave over the incessant attacks, the latest being the killing of a man by raiders at Arabal last week.

The insecurity in the county dominated speeches during Deputy President William Ruto’s visit on Sunday.

Mr Ruto attended the consecration of Mr Musa Kamuren as the suffragan Bishop of the ACK Nakuru Diocese at Mogotio Anglican Church.

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