31 heads of cattle shot dead and 28 others sustained serious injuries following an attack by armed assailants in Homabay County.
Police in Homa Bay County have launched probes into the incident.
Preliminary investigations revealed that more than 12 farmers from different locations in Kayanja and Waondo in Mbita Sub-county suffered great losses.
They woke up to a shocking pictures of dead and injured cows, some with deep cuts in their heads.
The locals condemned the killings, saying it is a great loss to them in terms of livelihood.
George Nyariga, a local of Kamolo area and one of the people whose cows were shot dead, urged the police to speed up probes to make sure the perpetrators are brought to book.
“one cows passed away while one is nursing injuries after sustaining a deep cut on its head. I am afraid it would die because of its condition,” said Mr Nyariga.
Kanyanja Assistant administrator Moses Sirawa confirmed the incident saying the reason behind it is mystery.
The attackers never stole not anything from the homesteads.
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