A middle aged woman has pleaded guilty to being in possession of a firearm in Mandera county without a permit.
24 years old Jamila Maalim Hussein appeared before Mandera Senior Resident Magistrate Mukabi Kimani, said she was taking the firearm to a potential buyer.
Mandera Police commander George sedah however said the suspect stole the AK-47 from a Somalia National Army (SNA) officer in Bulahawa, Somalia.
The firearm had a magazine loaded with at least 13 rounds of ammunition.
Jamila also pleaded guilty to having ammunitions without a permit as well as entering the Country through illegally.
Jamila entered Kenya from Somalia and proceeded to Busley estate passing through Mandera town unnoticed by the police.
It was unclear on how the police manning the border failed to detect the firearm in her luggage as she claims she was cleared by police to get into Mandera from Bulahawa.
State Prosecutor Allen Mulama, urged the court to deliver its judgement on April 29th saying the firearm had been sent to Nairobi for ballistic examination.