Police in Homa-Bay are trying to unravel the mystery behind the killing of cattle in the past week. So far, the marauding gang has raided Ndhiwa and Mbita, killing more than 35 cows, and injuring dozens.
In Ndhiwa sub-county, 18 livestock were killed and at least 100 seriously harmed in some 10 villages yesterday. The criminals’ motive is not known. We are investigating who these people are, and I can assure you that we will arrest and have them charged in court,” he said, adding that police had intensified patrols.
Valentine Ouko’ two cows were killed and six others left with serious injuries. Rodah Ouru, a widow, said she had been relying on her only two cows to pay school fees for her children. They were killed in the incident. “It is sad for some to come and kill our cattle in such a manner,” she said.
At Kochieng’ village, Owino Owino, a resident, expressed fear that the gang might soon start attacking people. “People’s lives are also in danger because we don’t know the motive of these attackers,” said Owino.
The farmers lamented over the unprecedented losses the attacks had caused them. Cows are an important source of living in this area. Anybody who kills them causes serious economic drawback,” said Mr Owino.
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