A new terror lies within the society. This is the high number of illegal firearms owned in the country. The government has made several attempts to curb the use and make of firearms by unauthorized citizens but the battle is yet to be won. Last year more than 5,100 illegal, homemade and outdated state-owned firearms were burnt at the police training college in Kiganjo.
“A peaceful Kenya, a united Kenya is for the good of all of us and that can only be achieved if we work together and find peaceful solutions through dialogue and through conversations in which we, as a government, are more than happy to engage all Kenyan citizens,” President Uhuru Kenyatta stated in the event last year.
In the ongoing security operation of Rejesha Amani Marsabit, the government has so far recovered over 200 rifles and 3000 rounds of ammunition. The county was placed under the dusk to dawn curfew to ensure peace is restored.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i said, “We are hoping for more work in the second month of this operation because we extended the curfew by another 30 days so that we recover more guns. From the intelligence we have, there are more guns than the ones we collected.”