Eight guns surrendered to the police in Kuria

Eight firearms have been surrendered to the police in Kuria Sub County following one week amnesty announced by Nyanza Regional Commissioner (RC), Moffat Kangi.

Addressing the media in his office on Tuesday, Migori County Commissioner, Joseph Rotich urged Kuria residents possessing firearms illegally to surrender them before the end of amnesty on Friday, 3rd August 2018.

He blamed the runaway insecurity in Kuria and environs on illegally acquired firearms estimated at about 200, adding the government will give direction on the next action upon the lapse of the amnesty.

The county commissioner insisted that the government will not take any action against locals who voluntarily surrender the guns to security agencies.

Last week, while addressing county security stakeholders at Kehancha in Kuria West Sub County, Kangi warned residents that the government may take decisive action after the end of amnesty period.

Among guns recovered include two AK 47 rifles, two homemade guns and one ceska pistol loaded with eight rounds of ammunition.

Source: Kenya News Agency