Community elders in Bubisa area of Marsabit County have surrendered three firearms to security officers.
The elders surrendered the firearms to security officers based in Turbi through the area chief Joseph Jirm.
The firearms included two AK-47 assault rifles and a G3 rifle, heeding a call by the government to the warring communities in the area to embrace peace as the surest way of assuring sustainable development.
“The sub county security team comprising of police, DCI and National government officers welcomed the move and urged other elders to emulate the good example set by their Bubisa counterparts,” says the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
This firearms add to the other eight – including a sub-machine gun, a G3 rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition – that have been netted so far in the ongoing operation Rudisha Amani Marsabit.
The operation that began more than eleven days ago seeks to weed out illegal weapons being used to terrorise innocent civilians and government officials by clan-hired militia.
“We commend members of the public for the support extended to security agencies, as we strive to restore peace and normalcy in the area,” says the National Police Service.