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Kid,7, Killed By Grenade In Rwanda

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viagra http://cgt06.fr/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/plugins/dynamic-cache-test.php geneva;”>Of recent, thumb 12-year old Maldoche Dusingizimana died in similar circumstances in the same district when his elder brother Athanase Kubwimana picked the grenade thinking it was a valuable when fetching cattle grass and brought it home.

With several reported grenade explosions in the district, this is an indication that they are many firearms and light weapons still scattered in other areas of the country despite repeated calls to voluntarily surrender these dangerous weapons.

Most of the weapons are said to have been distributed to the population during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, especially in the Southern Province.

The National Focal Point Coordinator on small arms and light weapons, ACP Sam Karemera has time and again advocated for the need to share timely information on whereabouts of firearms to those that still keep them.

“We have task forces at district level equipped with telephones that help in sharing information with us through Community Policing Committees and this is yielding positive results. But they are still more out there that need to be disposed off so as to completely get rid of them from the society,”

According to Police, campaigns in schools are also being conducted describing metals related to explosives such that unknown metals in the area should be reported.

People are still being called to freely surrender these firearms because once caught with any of the arms, you will be punished as the law stipulates.

Article 671 of the penal code stipulates that “any person who illegally possesses, lends or gives an arm, or falsifies its identification marks, is liable to a term of imprisonment of six (6) months to one (1) year and a fine of three hundred thousand (300,000) to three million (3,000,000) Rwandan francs or one of these penalties.”

Although illegal possession of firearms has tremendously reduced, available information shows that firearms are still scattered in different parts of the country following the 1990-1994 war and the 1997 insurgency which affected mostly the northern part of the country.

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