NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 17 – Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery has appointed the Firearms Licensing Board after a court directed that Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho’s gun drama can only be handled by such a body.
The chairman of the board is Enoch Sasia while members include Lillian Kiamba, Stanley Omucheyi, Barnice Gachegu, Anthony Wahome, William Sing’oei, George Waiguru, James Ngului and Samuel Kimaru as the secretary.
The move came a day after a court stopped the CS and police from confiscating Joho’s guns or arresting him.
The secretariat’s work is to certify suitability of applicants and periodically assess proficiency of firearms holders and issue, cancel, terminate or vary any license or permit issued under the Act.
Joho had stated that he will not surrender his licensed firearms as directed by the Firearms Chief Licensing Officer Samuel Kimaru.
Joho stated that he legally acquired the guns and the government cannot repossess them without a valid reason, while insisting the move is politically motivated.
He had stated that has not misused the firearm for the 20 years he has held it, since issuance by the government.