Police in Nakuru have recovered 16 cows stolen from former President Daniel Arap Moi’s farm and arrested three suspects.
Bahati OCPD Edward Wafula confirmed that preliminary investigations had established that the suspects drove away the animals at 3am on Wednesday morning from the former Head of State’s farm at Ol-Banata location within Rongai Sub-County.
“The animals were loaded into a Mitsubishi canter truck registration number KBX 164H. The suspects then drove towards Bahati Trading Centre before the vehicle got stuck in the mud at Kameruri,” said the police boss.
The suspects reportedly attempted unsuccessfully to pull out the truck before securing services of a tractor which also got entangled on the soggy path.
“On realising that the situation was getting complicated they decided to offload the animals from the truck. Some of the animals strayed into nearby farms before police who had received a tip off and were tracking the suspects arrived and arrested the duo,” said Wafula.
He said the tractor registration number KTCB 635T and the truck were towed to Bahati Police Station as investigations intensified.
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Wafula said he dispatched a contingent of combined security personnel who combed the area and its environs and recovered the stolen animals.
He said police were pursuing two other suspects believed to have been involved in the incident but fled in a saloon car.
The suspects in custody, he said, will be arraigned before court tommorrow to face stock theft charges.
He thanked members of public for volunteering useful information that helped in the arrest as well as in stemming criminal activities in the area.