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Uhuru: Neither of my sons has been asked to surrender their 6 guns

Former President Uhuru has accused authorities who raided his son's Karen home of attempting to plant guns and drugs on Jomo.

HE (Rtd) Uhuru Kenyatta at the 11th Summit of the Regional Oversight Mechanism of Peace, Security and Cooperation framework for DRC on May 6, 2023

H.E. (Rtd) Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday evening addressed a press conference at his son Jomo's home, addressing a raid at the Karen residence last week.

Kenyatta expressed that the onslaught on his son hurt him, adding that he has since been forced to stay at Jomo's home to prevent further incidents.

The former president further accused the authorities of using the raid as an attempt to plant guns and drugs in his son's home.

"This gun issue is surrounded by lots of propaganda to divert attention from what has been happening. I strongly believe they wanted to plant drugs and guns in my son's compound.


"My son Jomo has never been interested in weapons. He was forced to apply for a gun after his security was withdrawn," Uhuru explained.

The Fourth President outlined that both his sons own licensed firearms - three pistols and three hunting rifles - as a contingency because they do not have assigned security from the State.


"I know there is no provision in law to extend the security of my children despite my request. I, therefore, encouraged them to apply and they followed due process," he explained.

According to the former president, neither of the son's guns have been delicensed and there hasn't been a formal request to surrender them to authorities.

President Kenyatta further narrated that the men who raided his son's home drove a vehicle with Sudanese number plates and did not have any formal documentation to explain the raid their wished to conduct.


He has insisted that the withdrawal of security for former First Lady, Mama Ngina Kenyatta, and the onslaught on his family's businesses is politically motivated. Saying that the current administration is trying to divert attention from the real issues affecting Kenyans.

Kenyatta responded to accusations of funding Azimio protests saying that the claims as untrue.


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