President Uhuru Kenyatta has on Wednesday set on fire 5,144 illicit small arms and light weapons at Regional Police Traffic Training Centre in Ngong, Kajiado County.
The various arms are reported to have been surrendered voluntarily by owners who requested accepted government amnesty offers and others through various operations by the Kenya Police.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta sets on fire 5,144 illicit small arms and light weapons at the Regional Police Traffic Training Centre in Ngong, Kajiado County.
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A majority of the illegal firearms were voluntarily surrendered by the public who heeded Government amnesty offers, and through the diligence of Kenya’s security agencies.” Said State House.
The news comes barely an hour after he received credentials from six ambassadors and high commissioners who have recently been posted to the country.
President at the ceremony held at State House Naiorbi was Dr. Joseph Kinyua the Head of Public Service and Foreign Affairs PS Amb. Macharia Kamau.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Nairobi received credentials from six (6) ambassadors and high commissioners recently posted to Kenya.
The President, who was joined by Head of Public Service Dr. Joseph Kinyua and Foreign Affairs PS Amb Macharia Kamau, welcomed the envoys to Nairobi and wished them a successful tour of duty in the country.” Said State House.