DIS­AR­MA­MENT BUT STILL NO PEACE

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Riftvalley -

Last month the govern­ment or­dered en­forced dis­ar­ma­ment in the Ke­rio Val­ley. Rift Val­ley re­gional com­mis­sioner Wanyama Mu­si­ambu said this would re­store peace. In June he an­nounced an op­er­a­tion to find 50,000 il­le­gal firearms. But still the vi­o­lence rages. Last month El­geyo Marak­wet county com­mis­sioner Fredrick Ndambuki ac­cused Marak­wet pro­fes­sion­als and lo­cal lead­ers of aid­ing ban­ditry. “We have in­for­ma­tion pro­fes­sion­als and lead­ers are fa­cil­i­tat­ing the ac­qui­si­tion of arms. The youth are us­ing the firearms to kill each other.”

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