NOVEMBER 29, 2010: Kenya and Nation to Start Joint Disarmament

Kenya and Nation to Start Joint Disarmament

SOURCE: The Monitor

By Steven Ariong

The governments of Kenya and Uganda have agreed to conduct a joint cross-border disarmament in the neighbouring districts of Karamoja in Uganda and North Pokot in Kenya.

Speaking during the launch of the disarmament programme in Moroto on Friday, the Kenyan Assistant Minister in-charge of Internal Security and Provincial Administration, Mr Joshua Ejodeh, said: "Cattle rustling is hindering the friendship between Uganda and Kenya.

Therefore we should stop it very fast." The Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister in-charge of East African Affairs, Mr Eria Kategaya, commended the good relationship between the two countries.

Stopping rustling

Lt. Gen. Ivan Koreta said the programme would enable the two countries to stop illegal use of firearms. "This operation will now help us to get rid of these cattle rustlers who are disturbing peace in the two countries and promote business," Lt. Gen. Koreta said.

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