NAMISINDWA: Security Chiefs Tighten Noose on Trans-Border Cattle Theft

By Weswa Ronnie




Namisindwa district security leaders have come up with tougher measures to curtail the current high cases of trans-border cattle theft.


So far over 40 cattle theft cases have been reported in the month August alone in Namisindwa especially at sub counties neighboring Kenya like Bumbo Town Council, Lwakhakha Town Council, Bumbo Sub County, and Bukokho.


According to Julie Namara, the Namisindwa Deputy Resident District Commissioner while speaking to our reporter today 12th September, 2023, in an exclusive interview at her office, people from Uganda side steal cows and take them to Kenya while those from the Kenyan side steal and bring the stolen cows to Uganda.


She adds that they have agreed with their Kenyan security counterparts to erect roadblocks on all roads entering Uganda as Ugandans do the same to roads entering Kenya.


Namara also says that nobody will be allowed to move with animals without proper documents both at night and day time.


Sam Mafabi from Bukokho Sub County, one of the residents welcomed the measures which the two countries have put in place saying this is going to reduce theft cases which have been rampant in the area.


He urged security leaders to also increase patrols at Mount Elgon National Park where those thugs usually sit and plan how to steal their cows after they hide them in there.


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