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The Kenyan government has recovered over 300 illegal firearms in Marsabit in the last three months following an amnesty the Nation reports.

“We have strategies in place to ensure that all the illegal firearm holders return them and I am happy at least 350 firearms have already been surrendered in the last three months,” Eastern Regional Police Commander Mr Noah Mwivandah said last week.

Mr Mwivandah was speaking to journalists at Marsabit Central police station during his tour of the Marsabit county on Wednesday.

The regional commander asked the Marsabit residents to take advantage of the extended amnesty to surrender the remaining illegal firearms.

The government maintains that the number of firearms surrendered is still low.

According to Mr Mwivandah, over 700,000 illegal firearms are in the hands of civilians in the Northern part of Kenya.

The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) is working to ensure lasting peace among communities in Marsabit County.

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