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Strong measures are being taken by the government in an effort to curb violent crime here particularly among young men with the enactment of the anti gang act.

The Anti–Gang Act No. 4 of 2014 criminalizes gang related activity.  These include gang membership, facilitating gang-related criminal activities, advising gangs, and recruiting for gangs.

The law establishes stiff penalties for gang activity, with most punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment if convicted in a court.

The Act makes it an offence for a person to have a bullet proof vest, firearm, ammunition or any equipment, instrument, material or other device , whether lawfully obtained or not , with the intention that it may be used in committing  an offence for the benefit of, at the direction of,  or in association with a gang .

A person who commits an offence under section 4 is liable on conviction on indictment,   to a fine of $100,000.00 and imprisonment of 10 years.

The Act makes it an offence to aid and abet, directly or indirectly any person to commit an offence identified under the Act.     If convicted that person is liable on conviction on indictment to a fine of $100,000.00 and to imprisonment for 10 years.
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