- The former MCA was shot in Kinna, Isiolo county on April 30, 2023.
- Meru women rep Elizabeth Kailemia said that they are tired of killings related to cattle rustling in Meru- Isiolo border.
Meru leaders have urged the government to arrest and prosecute those behind death of former Antubetwe Kiongo MCA George Kaliunga.
Led by Former Agriculture CS Peter Munya, the leaders said that those who killed Kaliunga have not been arrested.
"Some who witnessed the happenings were told to write reports they did not even bother to do so and nobody questioned them," he said.
The former MCA was shot in Kinna, Isiolo county, when he was in the company of Meru police officers on April 30, 2023.
They were following up on his 71 stolen goats.
Mutuati police boss William Letting said the goats had been stolen from at Malaene.
"We were ambushed as we pursued them using their footprints. Kaliunga was shot because he was in front of us," he said.
The police boss said the bandits took off after a brief exchange as they rushed the former MCA to the hospital
Tigania East MP Mpuru Aburi said more police reservists should be deployed in Meru to tame banditry and cattle rustling.
Aburi said that police who had accompanied Kaliunga should also be investigated.
Igembe Central MP Dan Kiili called for more police reservists in the area bordering Isiolo County.
The leaders spoke on Saturday at Theera primary school in Igembe North constituency during a requiem mass for Kaliunga
Meru woman rep Elizabeth Kailemia said that they are tired of killings related to cattle rustling in Meru- Isiolo border.
Igembe North MP Julius Taitumu said that those who are behind Kaliunga should death should be arrested.
Taitumu said that anti-stock theft should be put up in Lororo.
Former Igembe North MP Maoka said the same operation that is in North Rift should be applied in Upper Eastern.
"Kitui ,Wajir and Tharaka Nithi counties that neighbour Isiolo county are complaining because their livestock is stolen by cattle rustlers from Isiolo," he said.
He said cattle rustlers should be given a taste of their own medicine.
Meru Deputy Governor Mutuma M'ithinkia said Interior CS Kithure Kindiki should replicate the operations that happening in North Rift In Meru and Isiolo counties to tame bandits.
"We cannot continue seeing our livestock being stolen and our people being killed," the deputy governor said.
Similar sentiments were echoed by Meru MCAS Evans Mawira (Mitunguu) who is majority leader in the assembly said that Meru Isiolo boundary is known and should be respected by pastoralists from both sides.
Kaliunga's sister said that it is not enough to transfer those police officers who were in the jurisdiction during the killing.
"Those who were involved arrest should be arrested and prosecuted," she said.