Police are holding a driver to the Tana River Governor Hussein Dado after a rifle with 90 bullets were found in his car in Minjila area, Tana River.
The driver was stopped at a roadblock by police Thursday night at about 10pm and on searching the vehicle, an AK47 rifle with 90 bullets were discovered.
The driver told police he was taking the gun to Oda area where the owner, a police officer was waiting for it.
Police say the official working ticket showed it was last signed on August 31, 2015.
He was taken to Garsen police station where he is being held for further grilling. We could not get an immediate comment from Dado.
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Police believe such weapons are responsible for crime in the area.
The officers handling the case say they want to know if indeed the weapon is genuine and the motive of him having it.
“He was alone at the time of his arrest and we wonder what he was doing with the gun,” said an officer in the area who asked not to be named.
There have been frequent clashes in the area that have left many dead and displaced.