Kenyan president vows to restore security in North Rift and other bandits prone areas

Kenyan President William Ruto./Getty Images

Kenyan President William Ruto vowed to restore security in the country’s North Rift region and other bandit-prone areas where cattle rustling and banditry have become rampant.

Kenyan President William Ruto./Getty Images

Ruto said that his government will also deal firmly with illegal arms in the country.

“We must move forward together as a country. This is possible when we confront a few elements causing insecurity in the country,” he noted.

The president made the remarks on Monday at 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.