A few days ago, cattle rustlers invaded a village in Kerio valley.The bandit attack led to the death of several people including school going children and the loss of cattle.
The Cabinet Secretary in the ministry of interior and coordination professor Kithure Kindiki on Tuesday had to visit the area to ascertain the damage done and to come up with means to restore order.
Kakamega senator Boni Khalwale has weighed in on the issue that has been a thorn in the flesh for previous governments.The senator has narrated how he came up with a bill in 2006 that was meant to classify cattle rustling as a capital offence thay would be punishable by death or life imprisonment.Khalwale has explained that he faced opposition from Rift Valley MPs who marshalled their numbers and defeated the bill.
He has also revealed that Honourable Poghisio who was then an MP warned him to stick to bullfighting and keep off their local sport.
"In 2006, I moved a bill classifying cattle rustling as a capital offence punishable by death/life imprisonment.Rift Valley MPs marshalled numbers n defeated the bill.Hon Poghisho famously warned me to stick to bullfighting and keep off their local sport," Khalwale revealed.
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