Two more illegal guns and four rounds of ammunition have been surrendered in the last two days in Moyale Sub-County of Marsabit County.
The guns were surrendered to two locational chiefs, who later afterwards brought them to the area Deputy County Commissioner’s office today.
Speaking to KNA in his office on Wednesday, Moyale central Assistant County Commissioner (ACC) Collins Ng’eno said that yesterday Chief Heilu Location Mohamud Mohamed in Moyale Central division accompanied by assistant Chief Mansille Izaak Diba surrendered a Mark 4 Rifle with four rounds of ammunition.
Ng’eno further said that today Mariam Abdi chief Dabel location accompanied by assistant chief Mohammed Aden who is the Dabel sub-location assistant chief surrendered a G.3 rifle without any ammunition.
In May 1 this year Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i announced a one month dusk to dawn curfew in the entire Marsabit County which was later extended to another 30 days in the month of June following a rise in crime and killings.
“The government would not lift the extended curfew hours until the residents surrendered all the illegal firearms in their possession,” Ng’eno said
The ACC has however lauded those who had surrendered the illegal firearms and asked the administrators to entice people under their jurisdiction to follow suit so that the government could lift the imposed curfew in the county.