Kenya Has Over 530,000 Illegal Arms - Report

There are more than 600 000 firearms in the wrong hands, a year-long investigation has revealed - a "dangerous trend" security experts say is linked to the country's proximity to Somalia.
  • Kenya:  Illegal Firearms Fueling Conflict

    The Star, 8 January 2013

    There are estimated 530,000-680,000 firearms in the wrong hands in Kenya. The number of illegal arms has grown over the years and is said to fuel the conflicts witnessed within ... read more »

There are more than 600 000 firearms in the wrong hands in Kenya.

  • Kenya:  Too Many Household With Illegal Firearms

    The Star, 14 December 2012

    Between 170 Thousand and 200 thousand household have illegal firearms due to porous borders. Internal security assistant Minister Alfred Khangati says the government is at the ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Raila ,Kalonzo On Security and Disarmament

    The Star, 26 November 2012

    Civilians own more guns than the entire police force leading to a nationwide disarmament exercise. Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka says the government is encouraging Kenyans with ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Majority of Kenyans Own Illegal Firearms

    The Star, 21 November 2012

    About 680 thousand households own at least one illegal firearm. Direcor of the National focal point on small arms David Kimaiyo says a national estimate of firearms shows that ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Campaign to Prevent Use of Firearms Launched

    The Star, 21 November 2012

    The Government has launched a public awareness campaign to prevent combat and eradicate use of firearms during the General Elections. The campaign will urge Kenyans to give up ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Terror Raid Man Admits Possessing Firearm

    The Star, 19 November 2012

    A man arrested during Thursday's raid on suspected terror hideouts in Mtwapa pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm before a Mombasa court on Friday. Salim Karisa, who ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Kalonzo to Meet Leaders From Areas Affected By Illegal Firearms

    The Star, 15 November 2012

    Leaders of areas affected by cattle rustlers will meet with vice president Kalonzo Musyoka tomorrow as the government prepares to start a disarmament exercise in those areas. The ... read more »