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Matiang’i names new firearms licensing board



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Security and Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has appointed new members of the Firearms Licensing Board days after disbanding the former team.

Matiang’i named Charles Mwongera Mukindia as the chairman of the board in a gazette notice dated November 28.

Other members include David Kahinga, Jackson Kimutai Rotich, Vincent Wahoro, Nancy Kabete, Justine Odhiambo Khaduli and Lazarus Mbondo.

This came almost a week after Matiang’i announced he had disbanded the former board.

Mukindia who is seconded from the National Intelligence Service takes over from Maj-Gen (Rtd) Charles Mwanzia, a former Director of Military Intelligence who had acted as the chairman since February.

The new team starts its work on December 3.

Claims of corruption in the process of issuance of guns to civilians formed the basis for to disband a body charged with the exercise.