The Ugandan police on Wednesday said it is not aware of the 4,000 alleged missing new guns as reported by state media.
Emilian Kayima, police spokesperson, said in a statement that although the Inspector General of Police Okoth Ochola sanctioned a gun audit, its results are yet to be submitted and shared.
Kayima said the report that security agencies were investigating the alleged missing guns from the police’s classified stores were not true.
Ugandan police in May announced that it had suspended issuance of firearms to private individuals pending an audit of such weapons in the hands of the public.
Authorities said the move is part of efforts to fight organized crime in the East African country.