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(From The Nation (Kenya) - AAGM)
Nairobi's Uhuru Gardens was yesterday the scene of a major bonfire as more than 8,000 assorted guns were set ablaze. The weapons have been seized from criminals or turned in by those holding them illegally.
One could argue that burning the weapons is a useless exercise as they could have been legitimately sequestered for use by the security agencies.
But such a symbolic gesture also serves to reinforce commitment to the year 2000 Nairobi Protocol on Proliferation of Small Arms.
The importance of the bonfire yesterday at Uhuru Gardens - fittingly also the setting for Kenya's independence celebrations - can …