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503 Live Rounds of Ammunition Recovered at Uganda–Kenya Border

posted onMay 22, 2023

The Uganda joint security team recovered 503 live rounds of ammunition at Kokochaya checkpoint, off Karita-Lokales road along the Uganda-Kenya borderline, UPDF said in a statement.

According to the statement, which was posted on the UPDF website, intelligence operatives had been trailing suspects since May 19.

One is a male adult, only identified as Kevo and another is yet to be identified. Both are residents of Kachaliba in West Pokot County. The suspects rode a numberless motorcycle through a small path (panya route) from the Riwo-Girik side in Amudat district.

Upon approaching the Kokochaya checkpoint, they dropped an exhibit bag containing live rounds of ammunition and escaped toward West Pokot County.

Security operatives continue to coordinate with Kenyan authorities in West Pokot County to apprehend the suspects, reads the statement, which adds that arms and ammunition illegal dealings are unlawful acts of small arms proliferation and rearmament by wrong elements.

"We shall never relent in our efforts in conducting security border operations to avert armed criminality and gun violence," reads the statement.

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