Kenya, peers target light weapons trade in fight against terrorism

President Uhuru Kenyatta guns

President Uhuru Kenyatta looks on as a cache of 5,144 illicit small arms and light weapons that he set on fire burns at the Regional Police Traffic Training Centre in Ngong, Kajiado County on June 9, 2021.

Photo credit: Courtesy | PSCU

Governments across the world may be indirectly aiding terrorism and conflict by continually trading in small arms and light weapons, without an attendant tracing mechanism to ensure they only end up in the right hands.

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