- He said all guns that are illegally in the hands of civilians must be recovered.
- There has been a rise in insecurity in some parts of Samburu.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has announced that Samburu residents have surrendered 96 guns and hundreds of ammunition.
In a statement, Kindiki said the intelligence-led security operation will continue until all criminals are flushed out of their hideouts.
"The government appreciates Samburu residents of Samburu County who have surrendered 96 guns and hundreds of ammunition in the last few weeks," he said.
He added that all guns that are illegally in the hands of civilians must be recovered.
"The multi-agency security team pursuing armed criminals and bandits in the North Rift Valley region will continue to partner with residents to identify and disarm criminals," he stated.
There has been a rise in insecurity in some parts of Samburu.
Some 2,000 families were displaced last month due to security issues.
The displaced families moved to camps hoping for better security though they suffered due to a lack of enough food and other social amenities.
“The people are suffering. We need urgent intervention from the national government and non-governmental organizations and other well-wishers before the government restores security,” Samburu governor Lati Lelelit said during a security meeting in April.
The CS is currently in Samburu for a joint security meeting with the area leaders.
The meeting is being attended by Rift Valley Regional Security, Intelligence Committee, Samburu County Security and Intelligence Committee at Longewan.