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Kenya: Pastoralists Spend Sh1.1 Billion on Arms

Daily Nation (Nairobi)

24 March 2010

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NAIROBI — Kenya's pastoralists have spent Sh1.1 billion to arm themselves over the years, it was revealed on Wednesday…

Prof Saitoti then set ablaze 2,545 illegal guns at Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi, a symbolic gesture that Kenya is not a harbour for illegal firearms…

Prof Saitoti said: "With the voluntary surrender, 2,226 guns and 19,736 ammunition were given up. In the next phase we will seek out those who refused to surrender the illicit arms." The government seeks to recover some 50,000 illegal guns in the campaign known as Dumisha Amani II…

[Note: Prof. George Kinuthia Saitoti is Kenya's Minister for Internal Security]

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