Residents of the troubled North Rift region have continued to surrender weapons as major security operations to flush out bandits goes on.
Today, the National Police Service (NPS) through their social media accounts, said the two rifles were surrendered to authorities following a call from a multi- agency team together with KDF-Police security team carrying out operations in the affected regions.
Police said a G3 rifle loaded with a five- round magazine was surrendered over to Samburu North authorities, said a police statement.
The rifle was issued to Nahola from an old man and handed over to Baragoi police and Nahola's head.
A second gun, a Mark IV Carbine rifle, was also handed over to police on the same day.
Nachola, a resident of Ararat, was handed over by the local chief.
This came amidst calls by Interior Cabinet Secretary Kiture Kindiki who announced that the amnesty period for surrendering weapons will not be extended, and anyone found with undocumented firearms after the deadline will be considered a bandit.
The government said over 135 lives have been lost in the ongoing war with by bandits in Baringo, Laikipia, Samburu, Turkana, West Pokot and Elgeyo Marakwet in the past 7 months.
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