Cross Border Cattle Theft on The Rise In Namisindwa


By Wetondo Denis Julius




Police at Namisindwa district has raised concern over the current increased cases of cattle theft reported from sub-counties neighboring Kenya.


According to Richard Anyama, the District Police Commander(DPC), Namisindwa, theft cases are very high in sub-counties like Bumbo, Tsekululu, and Buwabwala neighboring Kenya.


He revealed that stolen animals from Uganda are exchanged with those stolen from Kenya through the porous borders.


Anyama also says that this month alone, every week they receive seven cases in the three sub-counties urging local leaders to work with police to stop or reduce the cases.


The DPC added that they have decided to increase police patrols and checkups especially at night hours in the three notorious sub-counties.

He also urged residents to help police by working with their respective local leaders to report and impound animals which traders will be found moving with at night hours without proper documents.


Sam Wanyakala and Stephen Watuwa, both residents of Teskululu Sub County expressed joy with police plans saying they are going to collaborate with police and their local leaders to curb down the current rampant cattle theft cases in the three sub-counties.

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