A man has been jailed to six months in prison by a Kapenguria law court after he pleaded guilty to being in possession of 75 black ammunition at Bendera village, Kapenguria town in West Pokot County.
Ikaru Eleman pleaded guilty to possession of 75 rounds of 7.62 x 37mm black ammunition at a Kapenguria law court before Principal magistrate Margaret Nafula on Monday and was sentenced on Tuesday to six months in prison for the offence.
The court prosecutor told the court that Eleman was arrested on April 2, 2022 by Kapenguria police officers after they got the information from members of the public that the accused was in possession of black ammunition.
He further told the court when Eleman was arrested by police he had no reasonable excuse for being in possession of black ammunition which raised a reasonable presumption that the said ammunition was intended to be used in a manner prejudicial to the Public Order.
Eleman was charged with being in possession of ammunition contrary to section 42 (a) as read with section 43 (b) of Fire Arm Acts.
The accused told the court that he found the black ammunition at the Kenya Defence Forces recruits training school in Eldoret while he was herding the cattle.
He pleaded for a court’s forgiveness and was told by the magistrates that his pleas have been considered and was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment with 14 days right to appeal the sentence if unsatisfied with the court’s determination.