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County government closes five livestock markets in Tiaty over insecurity

County government closes five livestock markets in Tiaty over insecurity

Kabarnet

Friday March 15, 2024

KNA by Joshua Kibet

Baringo County government has closed five livestock markets in Tiaty East Sub-county, in a bid to tame the current runaway insecurity in the area.

Speaking to KNA, Friday, Tiaty East Sub-county Administrator, Charles Bunden, said the County Administration in consultation with area security team, have resolved to close Ngingan’g, Chepkalacha, Tangulbei, Amaya and Churo open auction yards’ as a measure of preventing stolen livestock from infiltrating the market.

Bunden who confirmed issuing a public notice which take effects immediately, said the directive will remain in force until such a time when the fight against the ravaging cattle rustling and banditry is successful.

He stated that the closure targets sale yards which the County Security Team believe are being supplied with livestock that have been stolen from neighbouring Baringo North and South Sub-counties.

The Sub-county Administrator, however, said that the directive only applies to his Sub- county, which for a very long time, is known to be hideout for armed criminals.

“The notice does not apply to Tiaty West Sub-county, but they shall be also affected because of Ngingan’g, is their other main livestock market,” he said.

County Executive Committee member for Agriculture, Risper Chepkonga, in a rejoinder said the livestock business will resume once the security situation has normalised.

She urged residents living in affected areas to live harmoniously and stop vices that could hinder them from realising development.

Courtesy; KNA

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