Police Recovers Firearm in West Pokot

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Security officers deployed to restore peace and order in West Pokot County, northern Kenya, recovered a gun that was being held by the public illegally.

An AK47 rifle with a loaded magazine was surrendered to officers on patrol by an unnamed member of the public.

The latest firearm adds to the 40 rifles and 200 ammunition that police have recovered through the peaceful disarmament exercise in West Pokot County since June this year.

Police have lauded public members for working together to halt cases of insecurity that have been on the rise in the region.

"In an effort to enhance security in the country, the National Police Service has continually championed for the community-Police partnership to create a safe and secure environment for all.

This has proved fruitful as members of the public share information with police officers, which has led to the arrest of criminals and recovery of illegal firearms," said the National Police Service.

Locals have been urged to continue supporting efforts to restore peace, particularly in areas affected by cattle rustling and banditry.

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