Marsabit residents given seven-day notice to return illegal firearms


The government has issued a seven day notice to Marsabit residents to surrender all illegal firearms before a planned disarmament exercise commences.

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The order was issued after four people were shot dead during a banditry attack in Shurr village, North Horr constituency.

Sections of Marsabit County have experienced incident of criminality over the recent past with criminal groups wreaking havoc with reckless abandon.

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And amid rising tension, Eastern regional commissioner Wycliffe Ogallo says the government will not relent further promising to recover the cattle that was stolen in a recent attack.

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Ogallo said the government will not compromise on its efforts to protect the lives of Kenyans and their property.

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Ogallo says the government has already deployed a sizeable number of security officers to quell the clashes and enhance security among warring communities in Marsabit.

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Meanwhile, in Narok South, leaders continue to call for peaceful coexistence among residents.

Narok South MP Korei Ole Lemein reiterating the need for peace saying it was the only way the region would develop.

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