Police recover stolen AK47 in a shallow hole, arrest one suspect

Police recover stolen AK47 in a shallow hole, arrest one suspect

Police in Ndia, Kirinyaga County, on Monday arrested one suspected and recovered an AK47 rifle stolen from a police station within the area. 

Kennedy Mwangi Wangeci was nabbed following an intelligence-led operation, with the missing gun found buried in a shallow hole in his compound.

According to the DCI, the police rifle and 18 rounds of ammunition were discovered buried in a shallow hole outside his house.

The police rifle had been stolen from Kabonge Police Station in Kirinyaga County on February 2, 2024, when the cell sentry and report office attendant allegedly stepped out of their areas of deployment, leaving the firearms unattended at the reception area.

A G3 rifle stolen alongside the AK47 is yet to be recovered.

Two police officers from whom the two rifles were stolen are currently under investigation.

The police say the suspect is being interrogated to shed more light on how the rifle ended up in his possession.




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