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Man in trouble for possessing a toy pistol

A  man arrested for reportedly threatening members of the public with a toy pistol faces charges of preparing to commit a felony at the Kibera law courts.

Gilbert Ochieng, 41, was accused of being armed with the toy pistol unlawfully with intent to rob members of the public along Ole Sereni road near Strathmore University on October 14.

Some members of public he had reportedly threatened informed administration police officers manning the Security of Government Building camp off Mbangathi Way who went and identified Ochieng.

They confronted him to surrender and upon search, the toy pistol was recovered hoisted on his waist.

They arrested and escorted him to Langata police station. Occhieng denied the charges before senior resident magistrate Charles Mwaniki.

He was remanded in prison until November 3 awaiting a pre-bail report.