Sololo MCA Halkano Konsa surrenders, transferred to Nairobi


Sololo MCA Halkano Konsa surrenders, transferred to Nairobi
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Sololo MCA Halkano Konsa surrendered to police in Marsabit on Monday and has been transferred to Nairobi.

Also Read: Police hunting Sololo MCA Halkano Konso for allegedly arming bandits in Marsabit

He is set to face charges of arming bandits in the war torn Turbi-Sololo border.

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) had launched a manhunt for Konsa after he went into hiding.

This after Interior CS Fred Matiang’i said the government would begin a disarmament exercise in Marsabit and neighbouring counties.

According to him, the fragility of the situation has been aggravated by toxic battles for supremacy by scheming politicians.

He told a Parliamentary committee that possession of illegal firearms among area communities had been a major contributory factor to the frequent inter-communal conflicts.

The Interior CS assured the Departmental Committee on Administration and National Security that police were hot on the heels of perpetrators, including leaders who have been arming them.

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