BY IBRAHIM ADOLWA
Illegal firearms that were in possession of civilians in West Pokot County have been surrendered to the police.This follows the 50 Days of Development Initiative kick-started by the government in the county.County Police Commandant Charles Wasike said the residents willingly surrendered seven firearms the police.“The residents decided to surrender the guns to us willingly without any forceful acquisition from the police, which is a commendable thing”, Said Wasike.
Speaking to journalists in Kapenguria town, Wasike said the bold decision taken by the residents is a massive step towards bolstering security and combating crime in the county.“We want the residents to be faithful and return all the illegal firearms they are possessing”, Added Wasike.
The firearms included one riffle that was taken from the police officer who was killed by unknown assailants in Kasei village.
Wasike urged the residents to report those in illegal possession of firearms to the authority.He reiterated that security will be beefed up along the Turkana- Pokot border to alleviate any cases of insecurity and cattle rustling.