Kenya Committed To Restore Security In The North Rift And Other Bandits Prone Areas

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The government of Kenya has said it will deal firmly with illegal arms, which has led to the increase of banditry and cattle rustling in the country.

President William Ruto said special focus will be paid to North Rift, where cattle rustling and banditry have become rampant, saying it is time the crime must stop.

"We must move forward together as a country. This is possible when we confront a few elements causing insecurity in the country," said Ruto.

The Kenya head of state made the remarks on Monday at the State House, Nakuru, when he met leaders from Baringo and Nakuru counties.

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, Governors Susan Kihika (Nakuru) and Benjamin Cheboi (Baringo), MPs, MCAs and grassroots leaders were present.

He said leaders must endeavour to nurture peace for the transformation of the country.

He warned those behind cattle rustling to surrender or face the full force of the law.

Ruto explained that he will continue engaging with leaders "as we focus on the delivery of services that are of importance to the people".

"It is our commitment that after elections, leaders from across the political divide can meet to discuss issues affecting the people," he explained.

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