Police Recover Stolen Cows in Kiambu, Arrest Three Suspects
A police raid in Kanjai, Githunguri, led to the arrest of three men who are believed to be part of a cattle theft ring operating in Kiambu County and its environs. The police also recovered several high-grade dairy cows that had been stolen from different farmers.
The raid was conducted on Thursday, following a tipoff from a resident who noticed suspicious activities at a homestead in Kanjai. Kiambu County Police commander Perminius Kioi said the suspects had been stealing cows from various sheds and ferrying them to the homestead, where they would sell them to unsuspecting buyers.
Some of the victims of the theft said the thieves seemed to have insider information about their sheds, raising suspicions that they were working with some of their workers. One of the victims, Martin Muriu, expressed his gratitude to the police for recovering his cows worth Ksh. 400,000. However, another victim, Florence Wangari Kimani, was not as fortunate as her cows, which were her only source of income, had not been found.
Kioi warned thieves that they would not be spared and urged cattle buyers to be vigilant and avoid buying from unscrupulous dealers. He also appealed to anyone with information that could help in recovering more stolen cows or arresting more suspects to report to the police.