Amudat, May 20, 2023: The Uganda joint security team have recovered 503 live rounds of ammunition at Kokochaya checkpoint, off Karita-Lokales road along Uganda-Kenya borderline.
In a statement on Saturday, May 20, Maj Isaac Oware, the Public Information Officer (PIO) of 3 Division, said since May 19, 2023, male adult suspects, one identified as Kevo and another yet to be identified both residents of Kachaliba in West Pokot County were being trailed by the security intelligence networks.
They rode a numberless motorcycle through a small path (panya route) from the Riwo-Girik side in Amudat district, he added.
“Upon approaching Kokochaya checkpoint, Maj Oware said they dropped an exhibit bag containing live rounds of ammunition and escaped towards West Pokot County.
“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.
“Further inquiries at hand,” Maj Isaac Oware revealed.