JUST IN: Three North Rift Governors call for livestock branding to tame banditry

Three governors in the North Rift have agreed to have all livestock branded in a fresh move to help tame runway banditry affecting the region....READ FULL ARTICLE

Governors Simon Kachapin – West Pokot, Benjamin Cheboi – Baringo and Wesley Rotich – Elgeyo Marakwet resolved after a joint meeting in Iten town to review progress on the war on banditry.

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The county heads resolved to prohibit the sale and movement of animals in the wards which are extensively affected by the banditry problem.

The three have tasked respective executives and other technical staff from the livestock and veterinary departments to come out with plans on how the branding of livestock will be implemented.

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Governor Kachapin said they will work with the national government to ensure they stop the movement of all livestock that is not branded.

The governors have already put in place a committee chaired by Elgeyo Marakwet Deputy Governor Grace Cheserek, to help ensure that the branding will be done successfully.

A Kenya Defence Forces-led security operation has been going on in affected counties....READ FULL ARTICLE

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