Strengthening Regional Security: Helping Kenya Destroy Excess Small Arms and Light Weapons Stockpiles


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(The Phnom Penh Post) On June 9th, 2021, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta presided over a public ceremony, sponsored by the United States, Japan, and Kenya, to destroy 5,144 excess small arms and light weapons (SA/LW) formerly held by the National Police. President Kenyatta praised the symbolic moment to “retire from circulation obsolete state-owned small arms and light weapons that are now redundant to our nation’s defenses and security.” Kenyatta also noted that Kenya’s efforts to responsibly dispose of its excess and obsolete munitions stockpiles aligns with the African Union’s call for Silencing the Guns in Africa.

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Published: Thursday, November 4, 2021

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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