Police recovers over 3,000 bullets and 200 guns in the ongoing Rejesha Amani Marsabit operation.
Over 3,000 bullets and 200 guns have been recovered by police officers involved in the ongoing “Rejesha Amani Marsabit” operation.
According to the interior CS Fred Matiang’i, officers assigned to the operation have been aggressive in the mop up exercise which began on May 2, 2022, when a dusk-to-dawn curfew was imposed aiming to tame the rising banditry cases in the county.
On Monday after a meeting with security officers in Marsabit, Matiang’i said that officers will not ease up on the disarmament exercise until the illegal guns and ammunition are recovered.
“We want to thank our officers because for the past one month they have been here we have not heard any worrysome incidences. So far over 200 guns and 3,000 bullets have been recovered from this operation,” Matiang’i noted..
CS Matiang’i expressed great hope that more work will be done for more weapons to be recovered. CS said that from the intelligence that has been deployed in the county, there are more guns out there from the ones we have collected.
Mr.Matiang’i expressed optimism about calming the escalating violence in the coming month, when a review will be conducted.
“I’m very optimistic that we will get all the guns we need and ultimately keep this place peaceful. We will review the operation in the next few weeks and subject to the performance we will have we will review the current regulations put in place.” Matiang’i noted.
According to CS Matiang’i, the operation, however, will continue until the election period ends to ensure the region remains peaceful.
“We have promised that we will not end the operations until after the general elections because this place has to be peaceful during campaigns, during and after elections.” He added
Further CS Matiang’i said that police and administrative officers have agreed to take a more aggressive approach over the next month, including increased screening of individuals and communal engagement with members of the public to ensure that they are involved in decision-making.