Businesswoman Mary Wambui was on Wednesday arrested for allegedly being in possession of an unregistered firearm.
Wambui was nabbed and questioned by detectives before being taken to the Muthaiga Police Station where she is being detained.
The controversial businesswoman is set to be arraigned in court on Thursday.
The Purma Holdings director was previously arrested, arraigned and released on a Sh50 million bond and a surety of Sh25 million after pleading not guilty to charges of alleged tax evasion amounting to Sh2.2 billion.
Upon her release, the Firearms Licensing Board ordered the businesswoman to surrender a firearm she was illegally in possession of; a CZ 75 semi-automatic pistol.
The firearms regulator, in a demand letter seen by NaiHaps then, claimed that Wambui’s licence to carry the weapon had expired.
Wambui, the very next day, surrendered the CZ 75 semi-automatic pistol to Runda Police Station for forwarding to the Firearms Licensing Board on her behalf.
While submitting the gun, she claimed that she had initially intended to renew the expired licence but found the authority’s offices closed.
She also alleged that she later travelled outside the country which further derailed her intention to restore the operating permit.
The businesswoman was charged in court over the case and released on a Sh25 million cash bail.
Her co-accused, Purity Njoki Mungai, was also released on the same terms. Part of their release at the time also saw the court direct the two to surrender their passports after the prosecution described them as possible flight risks.
Also, they were instructed not to interfere with witnesses.
The two were accused of allegedly omitting from their returns an amount that should have been included contrary to section 97 (a) as read with section 104 (3) of the tax procedures act No. 29 of 2015.
In the first count, she alongside other directors of the company said to have omitted from the company’s tax return Sh2,231,789,125, an amount which should have been included in the income tax returns submitted to the KRA commissioner for the year of income 2014.
The court was also informed that they lied to have been admitted at the Kiambu and Nairobi hospital yet they were traced at Weston hotel in rooms A301 and A302 before evading arrest last year.
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) had said in a statement that Wambui, alongside Purity Njoki Mungai, who are both directors of Purma Holdings Limited, escaped from their hotel rooms a few minutes before the police and KRA officers arrived to arrest them.