Editor's Review

Kinoti ordered to return Wanjigi's firearms within  the next thirty days.

The High Court has ordered the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) under the leadership of George Kinoti to return firearms confiscated from businessman Jimmy Wanjigi.

In a ruling on Friday, the court directed Kinoti to ensure the firearms are surrendered to Wanjigi within the next thirty days.

The firearms were confiscated in October 2017, 10 days before the repeat presidential election.

Ever since, Wanjigi has been in court battling for their return. Last year, he filed a contempt of court case against Kinoti after he failed to return the firearms as directed in a past court ruling.

Meanwhile, the DCI maintains that some of the weapons confiscated from Wanjigi are high tech and should not be in the hand of a civilian.

According to the DCI, Wanjigi also lacks legal clearance to be in possession of some of the weapons.

"Investigations have revealed that Wanjigi holds more guns which he failed to surrender when ordered by the Firearms Licensing Board in the letter dated 30th January 2018...The two firearms were subjected to ballistics examination and a report by the DCI confirmed that they were prohibited," an inspector of police told the court during a past session.

Some of the firearms confiscated from Wanjigi include; a Smith and a Wesson pistol, a mini Archer assault rifle, glock pistol and a M4CQ assault rifle.