Kenya does not take the war against the proliferation of illicit fire arms lightly. A recent study by the Small Arms Survey in collaboration with the Kenya National Focal Point on Small Arms and Light Weapons revealed that, between 530,000 and 680,000 arms may be in the wrong hands across the country, Interior and Coordination of National Government Cabinet Secretary Mr. Joseph Nkaisserry has said.
The flow of conventional weapons and in particular, the proliferation of small arms and light weapons, with which most of the wars are fought today poses a great challenge to peace and stability in the Great Lakes Region, the Horn of Africa and the Neighboring States where we have witnessed wanton destruction of property, communities dislocated, economic and social development being undermined, among others. In fact, recent research indicates that every year, an average of 740,000 people are killed in different parts of the world either directly or indirectly through the use of illegal fire arms.
Police have continued to intensify the crackdown on the ISIS network that is seeking to establish itself in Kenya in order to conduct terror attacks against innocent Kenyans.
Ministry of Interior Principal Secretary Dr. Karanja Kibicho receives police officers injured during riots in Kisumu yesterday. The officers were airlifted to Nairobi for specialized treatment. PS Kibicho and Inspector General Joseph Boinnett have received them a short while ago at Wilson airport, Nairobi.
REPUBLIC OF KENYA
MINISTRY OF INTERIOR & COORDINATION OF NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
GOVERNMENT STATEMENT AND UPDATE ON THE REPATRIATION OF REFUGEES AND SCHEDULED CLOSURE OF DADAAB REFUGEE CAMP
For reasons of pressing national security that speak to the safety of Kenyans in a context of terrorist and criminal activities, the Government of the Republic of Kenya has commenced the exercise of closing Dadaab Refugee Complex.