Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 
PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

 
 
Latest Badges:
 
 

Illegal firearms recovered in Pokot

21 June 2012, 11:31 Joy Monday

Security forces in Pokot county have collected 171 illegal firearms in the area, efforts welcomed by Oxfam UK.

Robson Ndiema, a senior superintendent of police heading the operation said the firearms were voluntarily surrendered by the local pastoralists in the area.

“Our officers are conducting human face disarmament and we have collected 171. But lack of political will and terrain is our major challenges,” Ndiema told a team from Oxfam UK in Kapenguria

Anna MacDonald, Oxfam’s Arm control campaigner, said the transfer of Small Arms to Africa pose security and hindered poverty alleviation.
MacDonald noted actions by some African countries to check the flow of the arms in the region would reduce instability.

arms,pokot,oxfam

“The unstopped flow of arms in Africa is of great concern and has not only led to loss of lives but caused economic devastation and Oxfam welcome actions by some governments against arms proliferation," said MacDonald.

Macdonald led a team from Oxfam and ACT-Kenya to a fact-finding mission to evaluate disarmament program in Pokot County and along Kenya’s border with Uganda.

She urged States to strive to regulate the flow of the arms to tame insecurity to give way for progressive development.

MacDonald commended the government and the Pokot community for the progressive made in the recovery of the illegal guns and argued the steps would provide an opportunity to the development of the region.

arms, pokot, oxfam

Accompanied by Roselyn Mungai from the ACT-Kenya and a local leader Hezron Ripko, the Oxfam official urged local leaders to spearhead peace talks.

The official backed African countries supportive to formation of Arm Treaty scheduled in New York next month.
 

 
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
NEXT ON NEWS24 KENYAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Are men afraid to approach beauti...

Are men afraid of beautiful women? Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Uhuru stays mum as teachers strik...

President Uhuru Kenyatta is yet to comment officially over the teacher's strike that threatens to derail the opening of schools' third term. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
CORD opposes Uhuru sacking of Pol...

The CORD coalition has said it opposes the sacking of Deputy Inspector General of Police Grace Kaindi saying it is unconstitutional. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
100 Mungiki, Gaza members arreste...

Over 100 suspected members of illegal groups Mungiki Sect ad Gaza have been arrested in Nairobi. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Recce squad officers quit, up for...

GSU Recce squad members are quitting in an alarming manner, News24 has learnt, with private businesses first on the line to pick up their services. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
5 signs of sexual selfishness

How can you be selfish sexually? Read more...