Politicians among Kenyans holding illegal fire arms

Half of elected leaders are holding fake firearm licenses, a new report has shown.

This latest development comes as the seven-day notice issued by Interior ministry on those who did not show up for vetting draws to an end.

This now means that politicians who did not appear for vetting will be considered to be holding illegal firearms – joining the 4000 people whom the government has said will be declared armed and dangerous.

The government is now expected to take action and recover the arms from the affected politicians, a move expected to spark a storm between the Interior ministry and the leaders.

In the past, a number of politicians have been involved in gun dramas in what has been considered misuse of parliamentary privileges.

Those whose guns are taken away will also be presented to a court of law and be charged with unlawful possession of firearms, a crime whose punishment is seven years in prison.

By KASS Online