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Kenya. 1954 ‘Offences Relating to Specified Firearms.’ Firearms Act, Chapter 114; Section 4. Nairobi: Republic of Kenya. 1 January

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Offences relating to specified firearms

4A. (l) Notwithstanding section 4, any person who-

(a) is found in possession of any of the specified firearms without a licence or permit or other lawful justification; or

(b) being licensed to possess, hold, trade in or otherwise have custody of any of the specified firearms, ammunition or parts of such firearm or ammunition hires or otherwise unlawfully permits another person to take possession of or use that firearm or ammunition to advance the course of organized criminal activity,

commits an offence under this Act and is liable to imprisonment for life.

(2) For the purposes of this section, 'specified firearm' means any of the following firearms-

(a) AK 47;
(b) G3;
(c) MP 5; and

(d) such other similar firearms as may be specified by the Minister by order published in the Gazette.

(3) A court before which an offence under subsection (1) is found to have been committed may order the forfeiture to the State of any firearms, ammunition or other parts produced as exhibits in the trial.

[As amended by Act N°6, The Prevention of Organised Crime Bill, 2010.]

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