NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 11 – The National Assembly Committee on Administration and Internal Security and Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Wesley Rotich want banditry and cattle rustling to be classified under acts of terrorism to curb the vice and the impunity that has characterized it over the years
Speaking when they paid a courtesy call on the Governor at his office in Iten town, the Committee chaired by Gabriel Tongoyo (Narok West) said they would recommend that the anti-terrorism law be amended to include banditry in a bid to escalate the war against the decades-long menace.
“We are in the process of compiling our report after today’s visit. We have visited the six counties prone to banditry and witnessed firsthand the effects of the decades-long menace. We shall be recommending that banditry be treated as an act of terror to curb impunity,” Tongoyo said.
In his remarks, Governor Rotich had earlier observed that banditry which was initially regarded as a cultural sport has degenerated into a full-blown criminal activity with many casualties.