A woman in Chamasilihi village in Vihiga County is counting losses after robbers broke into her house, slaughtered one of her chicken, went to the kitchen and made a full meal with ugali and murenda. The robbers then made away with 14 chickens with one even relieving himself within the compound.
The robbery happened when the owner of the home, Mrs June Mandinya, had travelled to Kisumu City for personal business. “I was welcomed home to a rude shock after realizing 15 hens were missing. When I entered my kitchen there was an aroma of chicken stew,” she said. ” I have struggled to raise the poultry from day one for more than seven months and was now expecting to sell at a profit so that I can pay school fees for my children.”
Mandinya called on the local security chiefs to beef up security in the area and bring to book the gangs that have been tormenting the local residents for a while now. “Young men in this area are lazy. They have refused to work expecting to reap from other people’s sweat.
“They should style up,” Mudanya said. She asked the county government to create employment opportunities for these youth to keep them engaged, a move she believes would bring down cases of theft and insecurity.