– Police have been combing through three counties in pursuits of the guns and suspects
– Two guns were buried separately in two farms while the third one was buried inside a house
– Suspects were arrested and are set to be arraigned on Monday, July 1
Detectives from the DCI have recovered three firearms and 35 rounds of ammunition that had been stolen from Kamaron AP camp in Nandi South.
As ealier reported, the guns disappeared on the night of Tuesday, April 16 from the camp’s armoury as officers attached to the station watched UEFA Champions League soccer.
Sleuths closed their hunt for the guns on the night of Friday, June 28 in Kakamega, Nandi and Uasin Gishu counties.
They arrested three people suspected to have broken in the armoury and stolen the loaded guns.
“Upon his arrest, Fredrick Khamisi Shivanda, 39, led the officers to Soy area where 47-year-old Gladys Chao was interrogated, leading the team to an unoccupied house in Kamakut Village in Uasin Gishu County where one G3 rifle with a magazine loaded with 20 rounds of ammunition was found buried in the house.
Khamisi then led detectives to Musasa area in Nandi South at the house of 37-year-old Samuel Kimaiyo Tuwei, who further led the detectives to 23-year-old Martin Esembere, with whom they had jointly buried another firearm in a maize plantation. A G3 with no magazine was recovered,” read a statement shared on Facebook by DCI.
The investigating team then headed to Langas-Kapsaret where 47-year-old Josphat Hinga Kinyanjui was arrested.
Hinga took the detectives to Stephen Njoroge’s home who revealed where he had buried the third firearm in his farm.
The officers dug out a G3 rifle with 15 rounds of ammo.
They are set to be arraigned on Monday, July 1.
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