Businesswoman Mary Wambui surrendered her firearm to police a day after the Firearms Licensing Board ordered her to hand it over.
Wambui surrendered the CZ75 Compact to Runda police station yesterday morning for them to forward it to the board.
The board gave Wambui an ultimatum to surrender her pistol after it realised that her license had expired after detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) raided a Nairobi hotel last week to apprehend Wambui over alleged Sh2.2 billion tax evasion.
According to authorities, Wambui said she wanted to renew her expired firearm license but when she visited the board offices in Industrial Area she found it closed over Covid-19 pandemic.
“She then traveled out of the country and could not renew the license as required,” stated the authorities.
Wambui, a close ally of Deputy President William Ruto is being probed over charges of evading taxes amounting to Sh2.2 billion.
The warrant of arrest was issued against Wambui and her daughter Purity Njoki after efforts by DCI to reach them hit a dead end.
According to the investigating officer, Amina Ado, the woman is believed to have colluded with police officers before presenting herself to court.
After presenting themselves to court, they were released on a cash bail of Sh25 million each with the option of a Sh50 million bond each and two sureties of Sh25 million.
According to the businesswoman’s lawyer, Wambui was sick and had visited Nairobi Hospital and Kiambu Level 5 Hospital.
However, the investigation officer said that she was unable to find any medical records on the suspect from the said hospitals.