NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 19 – Police in Nairobi are pursuing a licensed firearm holder over assault and misuse of his firearm.
According to Gigiri detectives, city businessman Chris Obure physically assaulted Daniel Alex Lwin and proceeded to fire several times in the air in Parklands, prompting a confrontation.
Detectives say Obure fired more than seven times in the air and then proceeded to hit Alex with the butt of his gun.
Capital FM News has seen a police report about the incident under Occurrence Book Number 6/2/11/2016.
The report recommends his arrest confiscation of his firearm.
“The P3 Form has been filled and is held by us. Please assist the bearer of this note to arrest the same and call us for collection. Note that the suspect is a licensed firearm holder, so you may confiscate the item when traced,” it reads.
Rising cases of gun misuse by licensed civilians has exposed weak gun laws violation control measures and alleged corruption in issuance of guns at the Central Firearms Bureau.
In June this year, a 53 year-old British national was charged with the murder of his 42 year old Kenyan girlfriend in Karen using his firearm.
In the same month, a 35-year-old property developer and a licensed firearm holder shot dead his rival in a suspected love triangle.