16 cows were stolen from former President Daniel Arap Moi’s farm at Ol-Banata location within Rongai Sub-County on Wednesday morning.
According to Bahati OCPD Edward Wafula, preliminary investigations revealed that the incident took place at 3 am.
Wafula stated that the suspects were unsuccessful in their attempts to pull out the truck before securing services of a tractor which also got entangled on the soggy path.
“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,” Wafula stated.
“On realizing 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,” he added.
Wafula said that the police arrested three suspects and were pursuing two others believed to have been involved in the incident but fled in a saloon car.
The police boss stated that the suspects will be arraigned in court on Thursday to face stock theft charges.
He added that the tractor registration number KTCB 635T and the truck were towed to Bahati Police Station as investigations intensified.