Police in Juja, Kiambu County on Friday recovered a G3 rifle and 15 rounds of ammunition hidden in a Shamba near Ndarugu academy in Witeithie Estate.
According to Juja OCPD, Simon Thirikwa, Consolata Onyango was digging her Shamba earlier today when her Jembe hit a hard object.
The OCPD said the woman found a sack that had been stashed with the gun and a crowbar
She informed the local Chief, Muiruri Muchui who in turn informed the administration police from Witeithie AP post.
The officers lead by inspector James Dawai and Corporal James Kinyua rushed at the scene and recovered the weapon.
The OCPD lauded members of the public for giving the vital information which led to the recovery of the rifle registration number G3-A36539936 with the 15 rounds of ammunition.
He said one of the bullets was already lodged in the chamber for firing.
He said police would investigate if the gun has been used in the spate of robberies that have been going on in Juja and its environs.
The gun was taken for forensic examination.
By Irene Njoroge