The Ugandan joint security team recovered 503 live rounds of ammunition at Kokochaya checkpoint off Karita-Lokales road along the Uganda-Kenya borderline.
According to the UPDF, this followed a trail on some suspects, one identified as Kevo and another yet to be identified both residents of Kachaliba in West Pokot County riding a numberless motorcycle through a small path (panya route) from the Riwo-Girik side in Amudat district.
Upon approaching the Kokochaya checkpoint, they dropped an exhibit bag containing live rounds of ammunition and escaped toward West Pokot County, a statement from the UPDF read.
“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 in our efforts in conducting security border operations to avert armed criminality and gun violence.”