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Kenya firms framework for small arms control

Tuesday, March 5th, 2024 06:30 | By
PS Raymond Omollo
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Kenya has strengthened the national legal and institutional frameworks, enhanced border controls, and promoted regional cooperation to eradicate illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW).

The country has also improved the capacity for firearms tracing, marking, and record-keeping to reduce illegal possession, misuse, and trafficking of such arms and their ammunition.

The Internal Security Principal Secretary Dr Raymond Omollo yesterday said the country had also enhanced physical security and government stockpile management.

Kenya hosts the Regional Centre on Small Arms and Light Weapons (RECSA) and has been active in developing strategies to curb the supply and demand of SALW.

“Other measures include capacity building of law enforcement agencies on national and other international guidelines on small arms control, and investing in modern technologies and equipment to enhance our border surveillance capabilities.

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