Written by Valerie Bunyasi
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Mufutu and Milele villages, Trans Nzoia County - Residents from Mufutu and Milele villages of Trans Nzoia West District woke up to a rude surprise after thieves broke into their homesteads and stole their cattle.
Speaking to the press the Milele B village elder Mr. Peter Nyongesa confirmed the incident.
“Criminals broke into three homesteads in Mufutu A and Milele B villages last night and stole four cattle one of them due to give birth soon before disappearing without the villages noticing them due to the heavy rains" he said.
He revealed that among the cattle that were stolen two belonged to Timothy Nyongesa one from Esther Walela and the other from Julius Nyongesa.
Mr. Nyongesa urged residents with any information concerning the incident to report the matter to the village elders or the chief’s office for legal procedures to be taken against the culprits adding that many criminals take advantage of the heavy rains at night to harass the residents as they know that their cries for help can not be heard.
"I urge the residents who have any information about last night's robbery to report the matter to the area elders or the chief's office to enable us to deal with the criminals as these criminal activities have increased following the heavy rainfalls at night which makes it hard for residents to respond to their neighbours cries of help" he said.
He attributed the rise in criminal activities in the area to overcrowding saying that many people have moved into the area and most of them own very small pieces of land which makes it hard for them to cater for all their needs thus resorting to crime.
He also urged youths in the area who have not registered themselves to get identity cards to do so as soon as possible before the general elections so that they be able to elect leaders who would bring development in the area during the coming general elections.
Mr. Nyongesa also cautioned young people against indulging in criminal activities but to instead start businesses that will help them cater for their needs and improve their daily livelihood.
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