British woman charged in court over possession of Illegal ammunition

Said Mohammed and Abdirahid Faiza having a conversation after the court session in Mombasa. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Mombasa, KENYA: A British woman was on Friday charged in Mombasa court for allegedly being in possession of ammunition without a fire arms certificate.

Abdirahid Faiza is alleged to be in possession of 42 rounds of 9 mm ammunition without a certificate, contrary to the Fire arm act.

The suspect was arrested on Thursday at about 4 am at Moi international airport Mombasa.

Court heard that Miss Faiza was arrested at the airport terminal one when she was going through primary screening.

She is also alleged to be in possession of two fire arm magazine.

Miss Faiza was charged along a Kenyan man for the allegations of failing to keep his magazines and ammunition in safe custody, contrary to section 18 (3) of the fire arm act.

Court was told that Said Mohammed Guileid on 3rd August at Moi International Airport police station, was found holding a civilian fire arm certificate No.2149, who claimed ownership of the magazine and ammunition recovered from Miss Faiza.

Both suspects pleaded not guilty before Mombasa senior resident magistrate Martin Rabera.

Mr. Rabera ordered each accused person released on a Kenyan surety bond of shillings 100,000.