New solutions needed for cattle rustling in East Africa


Why is cattle rustling persisting in East Africa despite decades of national and regional attempts to stop it? This seminar launches new research by the ENACT transnational organised crime project on how livestock theft has become a significant and rapidly changing threat in the region. As the dynamics and drivers have evolved, so too must the search for solutions. Speakers will discuss the challenge and the practical ways suggested by ENACT for managing it.

The ENACT report Vanishing herds: Cattle rustling in East Africa and the Horn will be available at the seminar.

Chairperson: Andrews Atta-Asamoah, Senior Research Fellow, ISS Addis Ababa


Andrew Kimani, co-author of the ENACT report

Priscila Chebet, Head of Budget, West Pokot County, Kenya

Deo Gumba, co-author of the ENACT report, ISS Nairobi

Gideon Kimilu, Head of Interpol Regional Bureau, Nairobi

ENACT is funded by the European Union (EU), and implemented by the ISS, INTERPOL and Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime. Speakers appear in their personal capacity and cannot be seen to represent or reflect the position of the EU.

Photo © ILRI/Susan MacMillan

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