Mary Wambui has on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, surrendered her firearm to the police at the Runda Police station.
Her move comes after the Firearm Licensing Board wrote to her asking her to surrender the firearm that she illegally owned.
“In the process of preparing an inventory, we came across a firearm licensing certificate number issued to you by the Firearms Licensing Board. The said licence expired on April 17, 2021," read the letter in part
Wambui handed over her CZ75 Compact firearm this morning and asked the relevant authorities to forward it to the board.
According to Wambui, she intended to renew her licence but went to Industrial Area and found the station closed due to COVID-19.
She left the gun at the station with an unknown number of bullets, saying that she feared handing it over to the board.
Wambui and her daughter Purity Njoki Mungai are accused of tax evasion.
The suspects are facing eight counts relating to failure to pay taxes worth Ksh2.2 billion through their company, Purma.
Wangui will, however, take a plea on behalf of Purma.
The accused have, however, denied all the eight charges levelled against them.