Thursday November 29, 2018-Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang’i, has appointed Charles Mwongera as the Chairperson of the Firearms Licensing Board days after it was disbanded last week.
Through a gazette notice yesterday, Matiang’i also appointed six members to the new board.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 (2) of the Firearms act, the Cabinet Secretary of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government appoints…to be members of the Firearms Licensing Board, for a period of three (3) years, with effect from 3rd December, 2018,” the notice read in part.
The new members include David Kahinga, Jackson Kimutai Rotich, Vincent Wahoro, Nancy Kabete, Justin Odhiambo Khaduli and Lazarus Mbondo.
Last week, Matiang’i announced that he was in the process of reconstructing a new board with the aim of weeding out corruption, incompetence and misbehaviour that ailed the previous team.
“We have been working quietly in the last few months to create a digital record of all those who hold genuine and legit firearms certificates.”