MPs Barasa, Kapondi lose firearm licences
The Firearm Licensing Board has revoked the licences of MP Didmus Barasa (Kimilili) and Fred Kapondi (Mt Elgon) with immediate effect.
A March 5 statement, signed by board chair Charles Mukindia, said the decision followed instructions from Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai and an analysis of cases of misconduct.
The two lawmakers were ordered to “surrender firearm certificates and firearms, including all ammunition, in their possession to the board or the nearest police station within 24 hours”.
“Failure to comply will attract legal sanctions by the enforcement agency,” the chair warned.
He added that the board will continue monitoring cases of the misuse of weapons by licensed holders and take appropriate actions.