A Somali herder with his camels in Kathungu, Mwingi East, Kitui County on Friday March 4, 2016. The animals invaded farms in Ukasi causing massive destruction of crops. PHOTO | BENEDICT MUTUKU | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Nation.co.ke established that between 400 and 500 camels were impounded by Friday afternoon but no herder was arrested.
Mr Jones Nzomo Munyithya told journalists that herders had been grazing in their farms for a week before the Friday drive-out bid.
The camels were taken to Kathungu near the Sosoma junction.
But in a dramatic twist, a group of charged Somali herders raided the area and drove away the animals after allegedly bribing two police officers