Uganda joint security team recovers 503 Live Rounds of Ammunition at Uganda - Kenya Border
"We shall never relent our efforts in conducting security border operations to avert armed criminality and gun violence."
The Uganda joint security team recovered 503 live rounds of ammunition at Kokochaya check point, off Karita-Lokales road along Uganda-Kenya borderline.
Security officials say that since 19 May 2023, male adult suspects, one identified as Kevo and another yet to be identified both residents of Kachaliba in West Pokot County were being trailed by intelligence networks.
“They rode a numberless motorcycle through a small path from the Riwo-Girik side in Amudat district.” Noted Maj. Isaac Oware, PIO 3 Division
He added that, “Upon approaching Kokochaya check point, they dropped an exhibit bag containing live rounds of ammunition and escaped towards West Pokot County.”
Oware also noted that security will work tirelessly at both sides (Kenya and Uganda) to bring the suspects to book.
“Our security team continues to coordinate with Kenyan authorities in West Pokot County to apprehend the suspects.”
“Arms and ammunition illegal dealings are unlawful acts of small arms proliferation and rearmament by wrong elements.”
“We shall never relent our efforts in conducting security border operations to avert armed criminality and gun violence.” Oware said.