Should Cattle Rustling be Classified as Terrorism?

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imei2012

Village Sponsor
#22
The excuse of marginalization and ignorance cannot justify these acts of savagery. I think there is also the hidden issue of the border between West Pokot and Turkana counties that has become a political conflict between these two tribes. The rustling is used to cover up a serious tussle for natural resources by politicians in both counties who use their people as pawns in a chess game.
Politicians preach peace during the day and incite and arm youths and incite them at night...
 

scotch

Village Elder
#23
the vision that was evisaged then is not what was achieved, a big part of kenya is backward not because they chose so but because they had no option. a relevant example is the nandi people, back then they were worse in cattle rustling than the average pokot/turkana is today, what changed? alternative lifrstyle
 

WuTang

Village Chief
#24
the vision that was evisaged then is not what was achieved, a big part of kenya is backward not because they chose so but because they had no option. a relevant example is the nandi people, back then they were worse in cattle rustling than the average pokot/turkana is today, what changed? alternative lifrstyle
But you also have to admit cattle rustling is now a commercial/political venture just like poaching and it involves complex networks at different levels. So, cultural primitiveness is just used as a cover for criminal activities.
 

scotch

Village Elder
#25
But you also have to admit cattle rustling is now a commercial/political venture just like poaching and it involves complex networks at different levels. So, cultural primitiveness is just used as a cover for criminal activities.
true bu not all cases minus oil haingekua news
 

gashwin

Village Chief
#26
the vision that was evisaged then is not what was achieved, a big part of kenya is backward not because they chose so but because they had no option. a relevant example is the nandi people, back then they were worse in cattle rustling than the average pokot/turkana is today, what changed? alternative lifrstyle
but a people must be ready to embrace a chance for the alternative lifestyle. we have not seen their leaders in giving more than lip service to the need for them to take up education....
 

scotch

Village Elder
#27
but a people must be ready to embrace a chance for the alternative lifestyle. we have not seen their leaders in giving more than lip service to the need for them to take up education....
most dnt even consider themselves kenyan, be they karamojong, pokot, turkana, taposa e.t.c they are in their own world
 

danji1

Village Elder
#29
Education can help. Politicians would not easily incite their electorate to go fight, steal herds of cattle and kill people if the electorate was educated. The government also has a role to play-education, proper resource allocation, laying proper infrastructure and so forth.
 
#30
If you are a Turkana university graduate....the nearest you can reach to home is kitale...ukienda further than that the warriors will be sent to kill you because the political elite are afraid that you will enlighten the community usimame kwa elections upewe kura...
 
#31
No roads, no schools no electricity, no running water, no health facilities, no government representation, no police stations..yet from the comfort of our homes we condemn them as savages and demand them to act and behave like civilised kenyans....these are people who haven't even seen a tarmack road, or watched television
 
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Luther12

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#32
No roads, no schools no electricity, no running water, no health facilities, no government representation, no police stations..yet from the comfort of our homes we condemn them as savages and demand them to act and behave like civilised kenyans....these are people who haven't even seen a tarmack road, or watched television
Reminds me of a young fellow who was recently employed there as a nutritionist. He gets to the interior and finds people there have no idea what it means to wear clothes and go about their day-to-day lives practically (half-) naked. Culture shock pap!! Last I heard, he was looking for a transfer out of there.
 

danji1

Village Elder
#33
No roads, no schools no electricity, no running water, no health facilities, no government representation, no police stations..yet from the comfort of our homes we condemn them as savages and demand them to act and behave like civilised kenyans....these are people who haven't even seen a tarmack road, or watched television
If only people stood up for them and demanded for all these things to be provided there. If we rejected politicians filthy antics and went ahead to help over there..changing the mindset of those folks, that's the challenge.
 
#35
The Turkana raid samburu, samburu raid the Merille...the merille raid the Murle...the Murle attack the Pokot....the Pokot and their cousins the Karamoja raid everyone else...it's a vicious cycle that's been there since mankind...it's only grown in scale with the emergence of automatic guns which all the communities have in abudance that's why the killing is so widespread...it's easy to kill with a gun than with an arrow or spear...we always like to blame the MP's for the lack of development...but remember the main responsibility of MP is to represent you in parliament..the Government is responsible for Development...that's why they came up with CDF....but what can 20million ksh per year do in a constituency as large as Laisamis..thats why there was a clamour for devolution...places like mandera finally got a tarmack road in the town center 50 years... after independence...so lay the blame squarely on the central government...from kenyatta's 14 years..Moi's 24 years and Kibakis 10 years...and of course the colonialists
 

Purr_27

Village Elder
#36
truth be told we've neglected that part for years, no education no infrastructure nothing. we moved on changed lifestyles n now we blame them. school them, give them an alternative n things will change
Very true sometimes I think its not its like, its not part of kenya .. laws of the jungle rule there
 
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Luther12

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#37
Na sasa nasikia kwa redio eti idadi ya wafu kwa hii vita huko Turkana imezidi mia moja!! :( :(
 

danji1

Village Elder
#39
are the people you are talking for interested, or even concerned?
They can be awakened first of all. How did the other communities adopt a new lifestyle? Then education, with the government paying full attention to curtail crazy politicians from derailing change. However it's a gradual process this one.
 
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