Milimani law court is set to jail a Nairobi MCA over alleged illegal possession of a gun.
Nairobi County Assembly minority whip Peter Imwatok is facing at least five years in prison for illegally owning a gun.
The Makongeni MCA will know his fate on August 24, 2021 when judgment on the case will be pronounced.
This is after Milimani Law Court Senior Resident Magistrate Carolyne Muthoni Njagi found Mr Imwatok with a case to answer after receiving testimonies from six witnesses presented by State prosecutor Winnie Moraa.
Ms Moraa urged the court to place the MCA on his defence as there was ample evidence that he illegaly had in his possession a firearm.
“Upon receiving all the defence submissions, I will make my pronouncement on August 24, 2021 in open court,” said Ms Njagi.
The vocal MCA is facing four counts of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunitions and forging a firearms certificate.
The MCA is said to have committed the offence on September 10, 2017 at the junction of Lusaka and Enterprise Road in Galitos Restaurant, Industrial Area,Nairobi, where he was unlawfully found in possession of a Ceska Pistol.
On the same day, the prosecution-led testimony alleged that the ward representative was found with 13 rounds of live ammunition of 9mm caliber without a permit.
The ODM MCA is further accused of forging a firearm certificate No7036.
Mr Imwatok has denied all the four counts and is out on a bond of Sh200,000 with one surety of the same amount. He was also given an alternative cash bail of Sh50,000.