DCI detectives on Wednesday arrested Nicholas Mugo Mwangi, popularly known as DJ Moh Spice, at Space Lounge for public display of a firearm.
A Steyr Pistol and 174 rounds of ammunition were confiscated.
“Following Public outcry of a #DJ displaying a Firearm in public, @DCI_Kenya Detectives from #SCPU last night arrested Mr. Nicholas Mugo MWANGI at #SpaceLounge Club, Ngong Rd. A Steyr Pistol & 174 rounds of Ammunitions confiscated. He’s in our custody helping with investigations,” DCI tweeted on Thursday.
In a photo that went viral online on Wednesday, the popular reggae DJ was captured showing a firearm tucked on the front side of his pants at K1 Club.
They were with DJ Kym Nickdee, during his birthday party.
On December 5, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i directed that all civilian firearm holders to appear in person before the Firearms Licensing Board (FLB) with their weapons for mandatory vetting. The move was to establish a single centralised electronic register. This came amid revelations of illegal issuance of gun certificates.
On June 28, the CS issued a seven-day ultimatum to 4,407 registered gun holders to surrender their weapons. He warned that upon the expiry of the notice, he will declare all those who will not have complied as “armed and dangerous”, a terminology that allows security officers to use force to disarm such persons.
There have been incidents of gun holders brandishing guns at the slightest provocation, especially in entertainment joints, have become common.