Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto has warned that the government will take stern action against perpetrators behind cattle rustling in the country.
Ruto said in this southwestern Kenyan town Sunday that it was unfortunate that while the government was working to develop part of the country which were previously marginalized, the primitive practice of cattle rustling was eroding the gains made in the areas affected.
Reacting to problems concerning lack of security reported along the Kisii-Narok, West Pokot, Baringo and Marakwet borders, Ruto question why some Kenyans were still engaged in practices like cattle stealing at a time when other Kenyans were embracing technology to uplift their lives.
“It is unbelievable that some individuals still practise outdated practices which have no room in this 21st Century when other Kenyans are embracing education and technology to improve their lives,” said Ruto.
“We will not allow some individuals to return us back (to the past) when we want to embrace technology and education to catch up with the rest of the people in the world. This (practice) is primitive and shameful in this era.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.