According to the star newspaper, The aggrieved herdsman Barisa Bapesa from Bandi village on the Lamu-Tana River border said the sheep were crossing the road heading to their grazing corridors.
The driver of the miraa vehicle sped off after the accident leaving a shocked Bapesa counting losses.It is however believed the vehicle was headed to Lamu from Meru to deliver the miraa.Barisa called as on police to assist him trace the motive force and atone for his dead sheep.
“it's painful to lose a hundred sixty five sheep because someone was careless. the driving force did no longer prevent and i was unable to record the quantity plate. i am inquiring for the police to help me discover him and get justice,” Bapesa said.“the motive force simply omitted the road symptoms and ran over my sheep. this is my livelihood. i have nothing else.”
This comes at a time while pastoralists in Lamu are continuing to lose hundreds in their livestock to the ravaging drought.Pastoralists collected on the scene and verified to call for justice for the sheep owner.
“This farmer should be compensated. Motorists need to recognize that Minjila, Gamba, and Witu are pastoralist zones and should consequently assume big herds of cattle crossing the street,” Kubow Mohamed stated.
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