Police arrest 9 members of a militia group in Isiolo

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Security officers in Isiolo, Eastern Kenya, have arrested nine members of a militia group disturbing the peace in the area.
The suspects were apprehended during a joint operation by the General Service Unit (GSU) and Quick Response Unit (QRU) to beef up security in the area.
Police also recovered seven firearms and several rounds of ammunition from the suspected militias.
"Yesterday in Kom area, Merti Sub-County, Isiolo County, our security team came into contact with a suspected militia group which was overpowered and many recoveries made; 6 AK47 rifles, 1 FN firearm, 16 magazines, a pair of Jungle Police uniform and several rounds of ammunition," said the National Police Service in a statement.
The suspects are in police custody pending arraignment.
The security team recently shut down the Kim Durte mining site as part of the journey to restoring peace in the region.

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