21 Years ago, one man with a gun made a difference.
Having a gun, even an inexpensive ineffective low-capacity 38 Special snubnosed revolver, is better than not having a gun at all.
The answer, of course, is that they think they can get away with it forever.
One set of rules for “them”, another set of rules for the servants who pay their taxes so dutifully.
The more important question is whether the servants will allow them to continue operating like this. Because that will determine whether this country flourishes or goes to shit like so many other African countries.