Report reveals arms imports

By SUNDAY NATION Team
Posted Saturday, October 4 2008 at 21:11

A Soviet tank on display. A report says Kenya has been importing tanks, submachine guns and automatic rifles without reporting to the UN, in defiance of international agreements. Photo/FILE
A Soviet tank on display. A report says Kenya has been importing tanks, submachine guns and automatic rifles without reporting to the UN, in defiance of international agreements. Photo/FILE

Kenya is sourrounded by good neighbours unlikely to invade Kenya. At most they have internal squabbles for which they sometimes seek Kenyas assistance. Kenya does have many domestic needs including: settling Internally Displaced Persons, lack of water in Nairobi, poor roads, more attention to education.

A total of 77 tanks and 15 jet fighters were secretly imported by Kenya last year alone, according to official documents.

Two rocket launchers and more than 40,000 automatic rifles and machine guns were also brought in, the United Nations says.
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