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Kenya. 1954 ‘Penalty for Purchasing, etc., Firearms or Ammunition Without Firearm Certificate.’ Firearms Act, Chapter 114; Section 4. Nairobi: Republic of Kenya. 1 January

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Penalty for Purchasing, etc., Firearms or Ammunition Without Firearm Certificate

4. (1) Subject to this Act, no person shall purchase, acquire or have in his possession any firearm or ammunition unless he holds a firearm certificate in force at the time.

(2) If any person -

(a) purchases, acquires or has in his possession any firearm or ammunition without holding a firearm certificate in force at the time, or otherwise than as authorized by a certificate, or, in the case of ammunition, in quantities in excess of those so authorized; or

(b) fails to comply with any condition subject to which a firearm certificate is held by him,

he shall, subject to this Act, be guilty of an offence.

(3) Any person who is convicted of an offence under subsection (2) shall -

(a) if the firearm concerned is a prohibited weapon of a type specified in paragraph (b) of the definition of that term contained in section 2 or the ammunition is ammunition for use in any such firearm be liable to imprisonment for a term of not less than seven years and not more than fifteen years.

(b) if the firearm is any other type or the ammunition for any weapon not being a prohibited weapon be liable to a fine not to imprisonment for a term of not less than five but exceeding ten years

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