In a commendable display of community engagement and commitment to addressing security concerns, Hon. Dominic Ismael Mwamisi, a Member of the County Assembly (MCA) for Mutha Ward in Kitui County, recently joined a security team in pursuit of stolen livestock in the Tulima areas of Ngaani, Mutha Ward.
The mission, which unfolded on the 5th of December 2023, led the team through challenging terrains, spanning Bagalel, Kaniki, and ultimately concluding in Nguanwo in Enziu Sublocation, Endau Malalami Ward. Fortunately, the dedicated efforts of the security team bore fruit as they successfully recovered 45 out of the 47 stolen heads of livestock.
Addressing the press, Hon. Dominic Ismael Mwamisi highlighted the importance of community collaboration and the role of local leaders in ensuring the security and well-being of residents. He emphasized the significance of promptly addressing issues such as livestock theft to safeguard the livelihoods of the community members.
Despite the success in recovering the majority of the stolen livestock, the herdsman responsible for the theft remains elusive. The search efforts are ongoing, reflecting the determination of the community and the security team to bring the perpetrator to justice.
In a heartfelt plea, Hon. Mwamisi requested the community to unite in prayers for the safe return of Pius Ndaka, the missing herdsman. The uncertainty surrounding his whereabouts adds a layer of concern to the situation, and the community hopes for his safe return.
Livestock theft is a pressing issue in many communities, affecting the economic stability of individuals and communities dependent on agriculture and animal husbandry. The proactive involvement of leaders like Hon. Dominic Ismael Mwamisi underscores the need for collaborative efforts to combat such challenges.
As the search for the remaining stolen livestock and the missing herdsman continues, the community remains resilient and hopeful. Hon. Mwamisi’s leadership and dedication to the well-being of Mutha Ward serve as an example of proactive governance, where elected officials actively participate in addressing the concerns of their constituents.
The recovery of the stolen livestock marks a victory for the community, but the pursuit of justice and the safe return of Pius Ndaka remind us of the ongoing challenges that require collective efforts and unwavering community support.