Operation to illegal firearms kicks in Marsabit as other places in the country targeted too

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Interior and Coordination CS Dr. Fred Matiang'i (photo courtesy)
Interior and Coordination CS Dr. Fred Matiang'i (photo courtesy)

As the country heads to the August polls security has been beefed up in various places of the country while operation to curb social vices and disarm those with illegal arms in Marsabit and other places takes place in the operation dubbed Rejesha Amani Marsabit.

Speaking with journalists, the Cabinet Secretary in Ministry of Interior and Coordination Dr. Fred Matiang’i says they aim at assuring Kenyans of peaceful stay and through that they conducted a thorough appraisal of Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs under Ngao Kenya with a view of making the necessary reorganization for efficient service delivery.

Dr. Matiang’i engaged with women from Marsabit in their continued support and contribution to the ongoing peace initiatives and assured them of the fearful brutal violence they undergo assuring them of the continued efforts by the government to collect all illegal firearms in the ongoing operation.

In the continued search for illegal firearms the security team managed to recover over 200 riffles and 3000 rounds of ammunition being below the 5000 guns that were estimated to be in the wrong hands as per the government’s intelligence.

He said to such and more operations beyond the General Election the government is keen to incorporate community and elected leaders in bringing about sustainable peace that will allow the County and country at large realize its economic potential.

He said stability of a country depends with the existing peace and it’s their mandate to make sure that all that exists.

He has assured Kenyans of peaceful elections and issued a stern warning to those who may engage in vices that abhor and hold the country at ransom.