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Private gun owners must be vetted by March 7th, says CS Matiang’i




The Government has confiscated over 300 illegal firearms in the ongoing mandatory vetting of private gun owners in Nairobi.

Interior Cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i said some of the seized weapons included automatic rifles and over 5,000 assorted rounds of ammunition.

The Interior Cabinet Secretary was at the Police Pavilion in South C, Nairobi, to check the progress in the ongoing mandatory vetting of private gun owners that begun on 17th December last year.

Matiangi revealed that over 300 firearms and more than 5000 rounds of ammunition have so far been impounded for being in the hands of civilians illegally.

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The interior CS warned private gun owners who have not been vetted to do so by March 7th ruling out any extension of the deadline.

The ongoing exercise aims at ensuring proper electronic records are in place of all those who own guns, with Matiang’i assuring that there will be no shortcuts in obtaining gun licenses.

The government is now planning to also vet those in possession of armored vehicles to verify if they have followed the law.



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