Kalashnikovs for Hire

The gun dealer in the green T shirt leans forward and rubs his eyes. "Ahhh, this crackdown. It's bad," he mutters. He had slept only a few hours the night before. After finishing a job, he had tried to bring a load of guns to his home in Kibera, one of Nairobi's largest and most dangerous slums. But police blocked all the roads around the shantytown as part of an operation to seize illicit weapons, and the man had been forced to hide his bag — containing an assortment of pistols and AK-47s — elsewhere. That morning the police had raided...

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