REVEALED: Illegal firearms, ammunition recovered from the public so far this year
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations recovered more than 20 firearms and assorted ammunition from members of the public in the month of March alone.
This revelation has been made by the DCI who have also urged members of the public to report cases of illegal firearms to the police.
In March alone, @DCI_Kenya Detectives recovered several firearms & assorted ammunitions from members of the public.Detectives are working tirelessly to remove weapons from the street & apprehend those intent on committing acts of violence. Please report to us any #IlegalFirearms. pic.twitter.com/D5gUU1kUe1
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) April 1, 2019
Meanwhile, in February, some 340 firearms, including sophisticated military weaponry, were recovered.
Some 5,371 assorted ammunition were also seized during the vetting of gun owners.
According to the Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang’i, some of the confiscated weapons included semi-automatic guns and large-capacity magazines which are designed for the military.
Under the laws of Kenya, such weapons are prohibited to be in civilian hands.