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Missing UPDF Gun Recovered in Western Kenya

Irene Aceng, the Karamoja Police spokesperson says the implicated LDU personnel is still at large adding that he will be hunted down.
13 Jul 2015 14:42
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Kenya Police have recovered a fire arm that was stolen from a Local Defence Unit detach in Loroo Sub County in Amudat District last week. 

The sub machine gun was recovered during a cordon and search operation on Akapolom village in Alale Division, in Kenya's West Pokot district, some 120 kilometers South East of Moroto Town.

 

 

The gun was reportedly stolen by a local defense unit personnel identified as Lobot Lokasiep. Authorities at the 3rd Division UPDF headquarters in Moroto claim the gun was found stacked in a granary with 30 rounds of live ammunition.

 

Captain Denis Omara, the3rd Division UPDF spokesperson says Lokasiep escaped with the gun registration number 48003757 under mysterious circumstances, which prompted the army to confiscate more than 90 cows belonging to his family kraal in Loporokocho village, Amudat district.

 

 

He says the army will soon announce a new strategy on the management of firearms in LDU detachments. He appeals to the community to always report threats of insecurity in their villages so as to sustain the peace in the sub region. 

Irene Aceng, the Karamoja Police spokesperson says the implicated LDU personnel is still at large adding that, he will be hunted down. She says that escaping with a gun was an act of bad faith adding that the price would be paid in the courts of law. She says security forces cannot entertain such acts that dent their image. 


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