Dickson Mararo: Police claim that the quiver shooting suspect was too young to have a gun
- Dickson Mararo, the prime suspect who shot the two police officers in the Quiver Lounge in Kasarani, Nairobi, has been detained for seven days
- On Monday, July 5th, the detectives found a semi-automatic Glock pistol and 38 rounds of 9 mm ammunition on the suspect
- The three victims are expected to be interviewed and later charged on various charges as they recover and once the investigation into the incident is completed
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The mystery of the shooting of two police officers and a waitress at a popular city club took a new turn after detectives investigating the matter revealed the prime suspect was too young to own a gun.
Dickson Mararo (pictured) is the prime suspect in the shooting of two police officers at the Quiver Club in Nairobi. Photo: DCI.
On Wednesday the 7th, a Nairobi court ordered that the prime suspect, Dickson Njanja Mararo, 25, who shot the trio in the Quiver Lounge in Kasarani, Nairobi, be detained for seven days to complete the investigation to enable.
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Legal age to purchase a firearm in Kenya
Although the legal age for acquiring a firearm is 21, the detectives argue that the prime suspect in the matter is still “too young to own a gun,” adding that the need is “based on an imperative must have been “.
On Monday, July 5, detectives found a semi-automatic Glock pistol and 38 rounds of 9mm ammunition on the suspect when he surrendered to the Serious Crimes Division, accompanied by his attorney Cliff Ombetta.
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Mararo is a real estate businessman with interests along Kangundo Road.
Court ruling on the case
In her ruling, Chief Justice Zainab Abdul said that due process to detain the suspect had been initiated and that the charges were grave.
The 14-day deadline previously requested by the police was too long.
Dickson Mararo: Man who shot 2 police officers in the Quiver Lounge, detained for 7 days
Judge Abdul noted that the suspect’s character after the incident did not favor him either when he went into hiding and did not surrender until three days later.
The court also heard that two of the victims have been treated and released since the incident, while one of them was still in the hospital.
The matter was raised on July 15, 2021.
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According to several sources, many Kenyans apply for firearms possession for valid safety reasons, but most young applicants abuse them by displaying them in public to appease or scare women.
The suspect did not report the incident
The detectives also asked why Mararo did not report the incident to the nearest police station, as is required by a licensed gun owner.
CCTV footage from the club shows Mararo approaching Constable Festus Musyoka of the Starehe Criminal Investigation Office, Constable Lawrence Muturi of the Kasarani Crime Desk and Felistas Nzisa, a waitress at the club.
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Mararo is later seen chatting with the officers before he draws his gun and flees in the opposite direction.
The victims are expected to be interviewed and later charged on various charges when they recover and the investigation into the incident is completed.
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Source: Tuko News