The government will from next week begin vetting the National Police Reservists, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has said.
The CS says that once the exercise is complete, a security operation to mop up all illegal firearms in Northern Kenya will be conducted.
This comes as the Government continues with the vetting exercise of all private guns owners in the country.
Speaking during a peace meeting in Nanyuki, Matiang’i said that the exercise will start in Laikipia County where over 800 National Police Reservists have recently been recruited before proceeding to other Counties.
Matiang’i who met elders from Samburu and Marsabit called on communities drawn from the region to live peacefully and warned those in possession of illegal firearms to surrender them voluntarily.
Outgoing Inspector General Joseph Boinet cautioned leaders from the region against peddling lies on inter-communal conflicts in the region.
This even as authorities arrested Laikipia Woman Representative Catherine Waruguru for questioning after she allegedly incited Probox and Sienta vehicle operators to demonstrate over police harassment.