The Director of Criminal Investigations on Friday said a man photographed with a concealed gun in his waist at Pipeline in Mukuru has been arrested.

The man will be charged accordingly as per the law, DCI George Kinoti said on Twitter.

"A man who was photographed armed and the matter brought to our attention has been arrested and will be charged," he said.

The DCI thanked Kenyans on Twitter for bringing the matter to his attention. "Let's work together to keep our country safe," he said.

Kenyans on Twitter thanked the DCI for the quick response.

@GiddyKibet said, 'Quick response, good job DCI."

@Tylick Ndugu said, "Great job DCI.

Earlier, Kenyans on Twitter has as the Interior ministry to arrest the suspect.

@brian Losh said," If chokoraa are owning guns where shall we hide now? Action is needed."

@Oyaro Enock wrote," The best thing to assist here is Matiang'i to intervene, we are in danger now."

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Police arrested the suspect who was photographed with a gun. /COURTESY

In a photo that has been circulating on social media, the man is seen with a pistol at a garbage collecting site.

A woman can also be seen walking towards the man's direction oblivious of the danger that she may be putting herself into.

Pipeline residents want CS Matiang'i to look into the matter for their safety.

They said their lives could be in danger if the increasing number of guns in wrong hands is anything to go by.

Businessman Reagan Amadi from Pipeline said the incident has left many in shock. He said people are wondering how many more illegal guns are in the area.

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