Cattle rustling is no longer a traditional practice among East Africa’s nomadic communities. It has become a commercial and increasingly violent enterprise run by criminal networks across communal and international borders and involving various perpetrators.
East Africa’s revitalised agreement on preventing and combating cattle rustling (known as the Mifugo Protocol) offers ways to manage this complex threat. The protocol is set to be signed by the region’s 14 police chiefs in October. This seminar will consider recent cattle rustling trends and links with other transnational organised crimes. Speakers will also discuss the protocol’s key provisions and its value for the region.
Chairperson: Mohamed Daghar, Regional Coordinator – Eastern Africa, ENACT, ISS Nairobi
Opening remarks: EU Representative, TBC
Lillian Alum, Chief State Attorney, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Uganda
Gideon Kimilu, CEO of EAPCCO and Head of INTERPOL Regional Bureau, Nairobi
Martin Ewi, ENACT Regional Coordinator for Southern Africa, ISS Pretoria
ENACT is funded by the European Union. ENACT is implemented by the Institute for Security Studies and INTERPOL, in affiliation with the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Canada, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.