Mandatory vetting for all firearm licence and permit holders in Nairobi


Mandatory vetting for all firearm licence and permit holders in Nairobi

In Summary

  • In a press statement, PS Kibicho further indicated that the vetting will commence on Monday and will be conducted per region.
  • The Nairobi exercise is scheduled for February 4 to March 7, 2019 at the Police Pavillion in South C.

The government on Thursday announced that all all firearm licence and permit holders in Nairobi will have to undergo a four-day mandatory vetting.

Interior PS Karanja Kibicho further indicated that the decision comes after the National Gun Owners Association withdrew their court case on Monday seeking to stop the planned mandatory vetting.

The association, in a consent registered in court on Monday January 28, said they had withdrawn the matter to enable regulation and digitisation of records.

In a press statement, PS Kibicho further indicated that the vetting will commence on Monday and will be conducted per region.

The Nairobi exercise is scheduled for February 4 to March 7, 2019 at the Police Pavillion in South C.

During the vetting exercise, all firearm holders will be expected to present all supporting documents for all the licenses acquired and all the firearms and ammunition.

A new license smart card will be issued 10 working days after the vetting of an individual.

Last month, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i issued a notice revoking all firearm licences to pave way for fresh vetting.

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