Former SLDF member gives up firearms
| January 12th 2013
By Mercy Kahenda
A former Saboat Land Defence Force (SLDF) member surrendered an AK 47 rifle with 30 bullets during a ceremony conducted by renowned preacher David Owuor in Nakuru.
Poisonous weapons were also surrendered by locals during a crusade at the Nakuru show ground.
The weapons were handed over to Officer in charge of police operations in Rift Valley Province Willy Lugusa.
Lugusa said the surrender of the weapons was a clear indication that the country was embracing peace.
“This is an indication that Lord is here and in control of security among his people,” the officer said.
The police boss requested the prophet to organise repentance meetings in Lodwar, Moyale, Marsabit, Isiolo and Samburu, which reportedly have high number of illegal firearms. Lugusa assured the former SLDF member that the Government was going to give him amnesty.
On his part, Owuor said that the country needs peace at this critical moment as the General Election approaches. “When weapons are in civilians’ hands, lives of police and civilians are threatened, this is why this event is important as it delivers repentance message,” he said.
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