Police: Quiver Lounge shooter, 25, too young to own pistol

Dickson Mararo
Dickson Mararo. [Photo: Courtesy]

A week ago, Dickson Njanja Mararo shocked Kenyans after shooting two cops at Quiver Lounge along Thika Road.

In the process, he shot three people – Constable Festus Musyoka attached to the Starehe Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) office, Constable Lawrence Muturi of the Kasarani crime desk and Felistas Nzisa, a waitress.

Mararo is only 25 but holds a firearm and drives a luxurious Toyota Landcruiser V8.

Detectives probing the case say that Mararo is too young to own a gun despite the law requiring anyone above 21 years to own a firearm.

Police sources say that he “must have been informed by a compelling need” to own a gun.

CCTV footage showed the prime suspect chatting briefly with the two officers before firing at the three and then taking off in the opposite direction.

Musyoka was shot in the neck, Muturi on the hand and Nzisa in the abdomen.

Musyoka is still in critical condition at the Nairobi Hospital while the others are recuperating at home.

When he surrendered on Monday in the company of criminal lawyer Cliff Ombetta, he explained that he shot at the cops because they were nagging his girlfriend.

He said that the two cops followed her to the restroom with the intent to harass her.

Mararo, who was remanded for 14 days surrendered the weapon, a Glock semi-automatic pistol with 38 rounds of 9mm ammunition.