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Police recover stolen sheep in Likuyani, Kakamega County

Police recover stolen sheep in Likuyani, Kakamega County


Friday April 26, 2024,

KNA by Melechezedeck Ejakait

Police officers based at Nangili in Kakamega’s Likuyani Sub County yesterday recovered 13 stolen sheep following a raid at a homestead in Karara village in the neighbouring Trans Nzoia County.

Five suspects were also arrested during the raid, in connection with the theft but the main one, Jeremiah Njuguna managed to escape.

The five who include four men and a woman, who is the mother-in-law to the main suspect, will be arraigned in court to face theft charges.

Speaking to the press at Nangili police station, Kongoni location Chief Peter Lugano lauded residents for cooperating with security agencies towards recovery of the sheep.

He said, “For the last few weeks we have received numerous complaints from residents over increased theft cases of sheep in the area. However, today we have had a breakthrough following a tip off from members of the public who led police officers to the homestead of the main suspect, who is now at large.”

Lugano said all the 13 sheep worth Sh 130,000 have positively been identified by the owners.He appealed to Kongoni residents to be vigilant and continue sharing information with security personnel for the sake of their own security.

He issued a warning to those abetting or involved in criminal activities in the location that their days are numbered.

Margret Khatemo, who positively identified her lamb, which was stolen a week ago, lauded Nangili police officers for their swift action to recover the sheep.

Courtesy; KNA

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