Monday, February 03, 2003

Proliferation of Small Arms And InsecurityNAIROBI, 3 FEB 2003--The collapse of Somalia, in the early 1990s and the endemic conflict in the Horn of Africa sparked off a proliferation of small arms, that spilled into stable neighbouring countries like Kenya.

Because Kenya is surrounded by porous borders - Somalia, Ethiopia, north-western Uganda and Sudan - the availability of small and light weapons has undermined the country's peace and security.

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