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Police arrest moneyed city businessman for misuse of firearm – PHOTOS

Controversial businessman Chris Obure has been arrested in Nairobi days after he was accused threatening revelers with a gun outside B Club in Nairobi, Kilimani OCPD Peter Kattam confirms.

Mr Obure has been accused of at least five cases involving misuse of firearm, especially outside night clubs, with police dragging their feet before taking any action.

Mr Chris Obure at Kilimani Police Station, Nairobi. PHOTO | ZADOCK ANGIRA
Mr Chris Obure at Kilimani Police Station, Nairobi. PHOTO | ZADOCK ANGIRA

The latest incident happened last Friday when Mr Obure threatened to shoot a man at Kilimani’s B-Club. According to a report made at Kilimani Police Station, Occurrence Book (OB) number 9/31/12/2016, Mr Obure had double-parked his black Range Rover, blocking other revelers.

DREW HIS GUN

When he was called to move his car, he instead got infuriated, drew his gun and threatened to shoot the two customers.

Mr Obure's firearm and firearm certificate. PHOTO | ZADOCK ANGIRA
Mr Obure’s firearm and firearm certificate. PHOTO | ZADOCK ANGIRA

He then smashed the driver’s window of a silver Volkswagen Passat. On November 2 last year, the same businessman threatened to shoot Mr Alex Lwin at Klub House along Ojijo road in Parklands but no action was taken.

Mr Obure deposits cash and other personal belongings at Kilimani Police Station, Nairobi after he was arrested. PHOTO | ZADOCK ANGIRA
Mr Obure deposits cash and other personal belongings at Kilimani Police Station, Nairobi after he was arrested. PHOTO | ZADOCK ANGIRA

Mr Lwin later officially complained to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss Ndegwa Muhoro, the Independent Police Oversight Authority (Ipoa) and the Office of Director of Public Prosecution.

The incident at the B-Club was the third, with police taking no action.