accorind to Kenya news, The government has announced that a 90-day rigorous vetting of all firearm certificates in Kenya will begin on December 17.
In a statement on December 5, the Interior ministry, headed by Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i, noted irregularities in the oversight of gun ownership and use by private citizens.
It was said in the statement that there are lapses in the licensing of civilians, dealers and shooting range owners, that in turn leads to illegal possession, misuse, transfer and trafficking of these weapons.
During the review, all civilian firearm holders will be required to appear before the FLB in person for a check of their suitability to have the weapons. They will have to present their weapons and certificates for review.
People owning firearms without certification have been asked to surrender them before the vetting ends on March 17, failure of which they will be punished in line with the law.
Prohibited firearms range from automatic/semi-automatic self-loading military assault rifles to guns that fall outside the functioning cycle described in the Firearms Act.