Security agencies in Kajiado County have recovered livestock suspected to have been stolen from the Mikururo area of Makueni County on Friday night.
Leading an operation to flush out the alleged rustlers, Mashuuru deputy County Commissioner, Stephen Nyakundi recovered all the 20 cows and 30 goats in Merrueshi forest on Saturday night.
Nyakundi, who spoke to KNU on Sunday morning said the livestock were driven off by rustlers on Saturday night when the owners were asleep.
“After leaving Mikururo in Makindu sub-county, they drove the livestock towards Kajiado. On arriving in Merrueshi, it appears they noticed they were being followed,” said Nyakundi.
The DCC said after abandoning the livestock in the thicket, the rustlers fled. He said security officers caught up with the stolen livestock and returned to Makindu.
The administrator said he received a signal on the theft of the livestock from Makindu where the matter was first reported.
“We are now pursuing the suspects said to be one old man and three young men. Our men are on the ground as others are now on their way to deliver the stolen livestock to the owner,” said Nyakundi.