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More arms surrendered amid intensified patrols in Marsabit

Five assorted high caliber rifles were surrendered to the Dukana Police Station OCS on Thursday.

In Summary

• The firearms include three Carbine Rifles loaded with two rounds of ammunition, an AK-47 Rifle, and a G-3 Rifle without ammunition.

• The National Police Service lauds the administrators and continues to encourage them to persuade their communities to surrender all the illegal weapons to the security agencies.

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The multi-agency 'Operation Rejesha Amani Marsabit' has continued to record success as police intensify patrols and hold sensitisation forums.

In another major success, the Marsabit County Multi-Agency security team recovered five rifles on Thursday.

The five assorted high caliber rifles were surrendered to the Officer Commanding Station (OCS) Dukana Police Station by the Chief of Balessaru Location.

He was accompanied by the Assistant Chief of Bulluk sub-location, Assistant Chief Sabarei sub-location and elders.

The firearms include three Carbine Rifles loaded with two rounds of ammunition, an AK-47 rifle, and a G-3 rifle without ammunition.

They have been kept in safe custody awaiting further police action.

The National Police Service lauds the administrators and continues to encourage them to persuade their communities to surrender all the illegal weapons to the security agencies for the sake of lasting peace in the entire Marsabit county.

A month-long curfew was on June 2 extended within Marsabit county to enhance the disarmament exercise over insecurity.

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i said in a special gazette notice dated June 2 that the region still faced a serious threat to security and public order.

The dusk to-dawn-curfew runs between 6pm to 6am.


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