Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 
PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Paparazi's badges.
 

Policeman convicted for losing firearm

06 February 2013, 11:47 James Kabotia

A 54 year old Kenya police reservist has been fined KES 14 000 by a Nanyuki court for losing a G3 riffle and nine rounds of ammunition.

Pailon Lepardiyo Parmashu was charged that on January 22nd 2013 at Anadung’uro village in Laikipia North, he had been legally issued with a G3 riffle which he failed to keep in safe custody hence losing it.

Lepardiyo was also charged that at the same time and place, he lost nine rounds of ammunition and a magazine.

While pleading guilty of the two counts, the police reservist told Nanyuki Senior Resident magistrate Caroline Obara that on that material day, he had accommodated visitors in his house who left the following morning.

Lepardiyo added that he realised that the loaded riffle was missing when he woke up. 

The court heard that the OCS at Doldol police station, Atemba mobilised his officers to search for the firearm.

In mitigation, Lepardiyo pleaded for leniency saying that he is the sole bread winner for his family.

Obara directed that he pays a fine of KES 7 000 for each count or in default serve 6 months in prison.

He was released after clearing the fine.

 
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Wekesa Wa Kisika
Parliament introduces mentorship ...

Parliament has introduced a two-week internship program for high school students across the nation. Read more...

Submitted by
Nechesa Chemoi752
Karangi officially hands over mil...

General Julius Karangi has officially handed over the command of the Kenya Defence Forces to the newly appointed Chief of Defence Forces Lieutenant-General Samson Mwathethe. Read more...

Submitted by
Manasseh
MP raises concerns over dormant c...

Ndhiwa MP, Agostino Neto has raised concerns that some MPs are too dormant in Parliament. Read more...

Submitted by
Manasseh
MP wants Sports Minister sacked

Kieni MP, Kanini Kega has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to sack the Cabinet Secretary in charge of Sports, Culture and the Arts, Hassan Wario on allegations of being ineffective. Read more...

Submitted by
John Kioko
40-year-old man arrested for marr...

Police officers in Kwale arrested a 40-year-old man at Makwang’ani village, Kubo south, for allegedly marrying a 14-year-old girl from Kitui County. Read more...

Submitted by
Wekesa Wa Kisika
Uhuru to garner significant Luhya...

Bumula MP, Boniface Otsiula has said President Uhuru Kenyatta’s decision to appoint leaders from Luhya community to public offices puts him in the best position of winning a significant number of Luhya vote come 2017. Read more...