Offbeat Mara Camp Manager in court over possession of ammunition


Offbeat Mara Camp Manager has been charged in a Nairobi court with being in possession of ammunition without a firearm certificate contrary to certain sections of the firearms act CAP. 114, laws of Kenya.

Chania Jacqueline Watts was charged that on 27th May 2018 at Syokimau Standard Gauge Railways terminus screening point within Nairobi was found in possession of 14 rounds of 375 H & H caliber ammunition without firearm certificate.

Watts, a Syokimau resident alleged to have been heading to Mariakani, denied the charges before Nairobi Milimani Law Courts Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi.

Her lawyer Sam Nyaberi requested the court to grant his client lenient bond terms on grounds that she is a Kenyan.

The magistrate granted the accused a bond of Sh 200,000 or alternative cash bail of Sh 100,000. The case will be heard on 4th July.

Reports allege that Watts told the police the ammunition belonged to one Jesse, whom she works with at Offbeat Mara adding that she forgot to remove the bullets from her bag which she had kept for him while he was away in Nairobi.

Both Watts and Jesse work as Manager at Camp located in Narok.