Sabiny cattle rustlers from eastern Uganda last night raided more than 200 heads of cattle from the Transzoa region, in western Kenya.
The Third Division Army Spokesperson, Lt. Henry Obbo, says the Rustlers from Kapnandi sub-county in Bukwo district raided cattle from villages in Endeves Division in Western Kenya.
Lt Obbo says that the matter was brought to the attention of the Ugandan army by the Kenyan army. The Ugandan army pursued the rustlers but only managed to recover 40
heads of cattle and two sub-machine guns.
Two suspected rustlers were also arrested.
The Bukwo District Chairman, Paul Chelimo, says the district security committee will meet this evening to discus how to recover the missing cows.
Sabiny and Pokot cattle rustlers usually carry cross border raids. The most deadly raid carried out by Pokot in Uganda was in 2003, when the rustlers killed 34 people in Kapoloso village in Bukwo district.