The investigation body claimed that a team comprising of DCI officers and administrative police based in Turkana, intercepted the suspects who were riding a motorcycle and upon searching them, they found the weapons concealed in 50kg sacks normally used for cereals.
The individuals currently in custody were identified as Lomur Ekadeli (21 years old) and Loropiaye Achuka (37 years old).DCI applauded Turkana residence for providing crucial information which led to the arrest of the smugglers who allegedly buy the weapons from Uganda.
suspected smugglers in custody (photo; COURTESY)
Illegal gun possession in pastoral communities is still posing a threat to security as the weapons are usually used by to protect livestock but some end up in cattle rustling raids and lives are always lost.
herds boys in possession of guns.
The ministry of interior had given an amnesty to the residents to surrender illegal weapons before an operation is conducted in houses to recover the guns.
surrendered weapons (photo; COURTESY)
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