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Kenyan man sentenced over gun drama after being dumped by American granny

A Kenyan citizen in the United States was on Monday convicted by a federal jury for possessing a firearm and being in the country unlawfully.

Forty year old Kevin Naholi was engaged in a gun drama after his wife, nearly 40 years older, served him with divorce papers.

He will now serve five years in a federal prison and will likely be deported to Kenya upon completion of service of his sentence, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.


Mr Naholi is accused of pointing a rifle at a neighbor and her two small children who were returning home from dinner at a nearby restaurant in August 2017.

He then locked himself in his house where an eleven-hour standoff with the police ensued.

Police attempted to negotiate with Napoli during that time but he refused to come out of the house.

A special response unit of the Cedar Rapids Police Department in Iowa, safely entered the residence and took Naholi into custody.

Police seized the .22 caliber rifle from a bedroom in the residence.


Federal authorities said Naholi entered United States on a student visa in 2003, but he did not register for classes as required and the visa was revoked in 2004.

During Monday’s sentencing, prosecution said Naholi had married a woman nearly 40 years older than him while he was in jail awaiting immigration proceedings.

Naholi sought lawful permanent residence based on his marriage, but immigration authorities denied the request.

Naholi’s wife had served him with divorce papers on the day of the standoff.