Kenya Awash With Illegal Firearms
There are more than half a million illegal firearms in the country and most of the guns are held in pastoral communities and urban areas, says a recent study.
The government has sounded alarm bells over the record number of firearms in illegal hands in the country. The ministry of internal security says ... see more »
Capital FM, 20 June 2012
A survey funded by the Danish government has shown that there are more than 500,000 firearms in the wrong hands in Kenya. read more »
The Star, 19 April 2012
NOMADIC pastoralists living in the arid and semi-arid areas have been asked to surrender all illegal arms. read more »
East Africa: Small Arms and Violence in East Africa (opinion)
Fahamu, 23 February 2012
A proliferation of small arms is fueling conflict and instability in East Africa. The ongoing pre-election violence in Kenya and the 'war on terror' will deter domestic and ... read more »
The report shows that illegally owned firearms include those brought in the country through the porous Somalia border while others were stolen from police officers by gangsters.
A two-day East African conference on illegal Small Arms and Light Weapons in Rwanda highlighted the need for African countries to cooperate in the fight against illegal fire arms ... Read more »