Civilians watch as an assortment of 5250 illicit firearms and small weapons, recovered during various security operations burns during its destruction in Ngong hills near Kenya’s capital Nairobi, November 15, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
[VIDEO] Up in flames: 5,250 illegal guns, light weapons burnt in Ngong
Ruto led government officials in burning 5,250 illicit small arms and light weapons in Ngong Hills, Kajiado on Tuesday.
“We are destroying small arms and ammunition so that they do not fall into wrong hands that will cause harm in society,” he said, adding the burn signaled an end to danger and human suffering.
The Deputy President said small arms posed a threat to peace and stability as they are easily available, cheap, and simple to handle and conceal.
“I urge those in possession of illegal firearms to surrender them to police and those in custody of state weapons to maintain proper usage,” he said.