President William Ruto has said the Government will deal firmly with illegal arms in the country.
He said special focus will be paid to North Rift where cattle rustling and banditry have become rampant.
He said it is time the crime was stopped.
“We must move forward together as a country. This is possible when we confront a few elements causing insecurity in the country,” he noted.
It is our commitment that after elections, leaders from across the political divide can meet to discuss issues affecting the people
The President made the remarks on Monday at the State House, Nakuru, when he met leaders from Baringo and Nakuru counties.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, Governors Susan Kihika (Nakuru) and Benjamin Cheboi (Baringo), MPs, MCAs, and grassroots leaders were present.
He said leaders must endeavor to nurture peace for the transformation of the country.
He warned those behind cattle rustling to surrender or face the full force of the law.
The President explained that he will continue engaging with leaders “as we focus on the delivery of services that are of importance to the people”.
“It is our commitment that after elections, leaders from across the political divide can meet to discuss issues affecting the people,” he explained.
Mr. Gachagua said they will continue working with elected leaders, their political leaning notwithstanding, for the development of Kenya.