A brand new small arms survey has estimated that there are 750,000 pistols and rifles in personal palms in Kenya, greater than the police and navy mixed. Consultants say the sheer quantity of weapons is a nationwide safety concern.
The federal government has introduced a 90-day moratorium on prosecuting unlawful gun house owners, hoping to encourage Kenyans to show of their firearms.
However whether or not within the slums of Nairobi or in rural areas the place authorities presence and safety forces are missing, many Kenyans won’t welcome the weapons, however really feel they’re needed as a option to defend themselves as a result of nobody else will.
Al Jazeera’s Zein Basravi experiences from Nairobi.