oa Arms Control : Africa - Impact of small arms proliferation

Volume 2002, Issue 1
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Kenya is facing the results of the uncontrolled proliferation of small arms. Weapon stocks and the changing alignment in Somalia and Ethiopia have led to a surplus of weapons circulating in the region. The porosity of borders allow arms flows from the conflict-ridden areas of Southern Sudan, north-eastern Uganda, Ethiopia, the Great Lakes region and Somalia, while new supplies enter the region through unsecured air and sea ports. Another source of weapons in Kenya is the small arms issued to the Kenya Police Reserves (KPR) by the government.

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