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Kenya. 1954 ‘Places of Importation of Firearms or Ammunition and Removal Therefrom.’ Firearms Act, Chapter 114; Section 28. Nairobi: Republic of Kenya. 1 January

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Places of Importation of Firearms or Ammunition and Removal Therefrom

28. (1) No person shall import any firearm or ammunition save at any one or more places designated for the purpose by the Minister, and all firearms and ammunition imported at any such place shall be detained in customs control pending removal in accordance with the provisions of this section.

(2) No person who imports any firearm or ammunition by way of trade or business, or for the purposes of any trade or business, or for any purpose other than his own personal use, shall remove it, or cause it to be removed, from customs control, unless he has first obtained a removal permit under section 29 authorizing the removal thereof from the place at which it is detained in customs control.

(3) No person who imports a firearm or ammunition for his own personal use shall remove it, or cause it to be removed, from customs control unless he has first obtained a firearm certificate, or a permit under subsection (11) of section 7, in respect thereof, or unless he is entitled by virtue of this Act to have the firearm or ammunition in his possession without holding a firearm certificate.

(4) Any person who contravenes any of the foregoing provisions of this section shall be guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years.

(5) In this section, "firearm" includes safety, toy and alarm pistols and rifles which are capable of being converted into, or have the appearance of, lethal barrelled weapons, or which can be used or adapted for the discharge of any noxious liquid, gas or similar thing, and "ammunition" means ammunition to which Part II applies.

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