Three leaders from the North Rift region have jointly urged the National Government to undertake a comprehensive intelligence-led disarmament campaign in the area.

The leaders, among them Governors Simon Kachapin, Benjamin Cheboi (Baringo) and Wisley Rotich (Elgeyo-Marakwet), have called upon the Ministry of Interior and National Coordination, as well as the Inspector General of Police, to ensure the apprehension and prosecution of all criminals responsible for senseless killings and hindrance of development in the three Counties.

Additionally, the governors reached an agreement to implement a livestock branding system, assigning specific codes to each of the three Counties, which will be enforced by Livestock and Veterinary officers. This measure aims to facilitate the tracing of stolen livestock, with unbranded animals being ineligible for livestock movement permits and identified as potential proceeds of cattle rustling.

The exercise will be spearheaded by officers from the National Government led by County Commissioners and officers from the Livestock and Veterinary Departments in all the three Counties.