President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday oversaw the burning of 8,700 illegal firearms and 366,000 bullets at the General Service Unit Magadi Field Training Campus in Kajiado County.
According to Uhuru,the move was to fight terrorism and other insecurity happenings across the nation.
“It is worth noting that, seizing of ammunition illegally held, is one of the
measures that we, as a country, are
undertaking to ensure and sustain security in the country,” said President Kenyatta as quoted by Nation.
The Commander-in-Chief further urged those wishing to own firearms to follow the procedures that have been instituted so as they may be awarded licence.
“Through the Firearms Licensing Board (FLB),we are now progressively overhauling the system, making it more effective and efficient.
“Our ultimate vision is to have background checks processed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and monitor the activities of prohibited persons as far as gun ownership is concerned,” the President said.