President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday set on fire a bunch of ammunition believed to have been illegally owned by individuals.
The president urged anyone hopeful of owning firearms to follow the laid down process as the government has eased the gun licensing procedure.
The government in early July issued a one-week notice to individuals possessing firearms illegally to present them. A crackdown was used to get the guns that had no proper clearance.
The president emphasized the destroying of the illegal firearms remains a measure by his government to ensure security to citizens and their properties. He added that his government is committed to ensuring peace and security not only in Kenya but across the neighboring states.
The president also hinted on a new digital program that will help keep the directory of every individual that possesses a firearm and a smart license will be issued to them upon clearance by the relevant licensing agencies.
A total of 9,000 guns and other 360k ammunition were destroyed in an event that took place at the GSU Magadi Field Training Campus. The president was accompanied by Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiang’i.
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