Security agencies in Homa Bay County have intensified operations to recover four rifles and several rounds of ammunition that was stolen from Kipasi Police Post.
County Commander Samson Ole Kine expressed optimism that the operations to flush out the gang that broke into the police armory would yield fruits very soon saying the search for the firearms was underway.
The bizarre turnoff events come as the whereabouts of the six police officers who were supposed to be manning the Kipasi Police Post when the incident occurred on Wednesday night could not immediately be established.
Preliminary investigation into the incident indicated that the suspects might have had a hint that the officers were not within their duty station when the burglary occurred.
The gang initially escaped with three AK47 rifles, three G3 rifles and 130 bullets but two of the riffles were later recovered under unclear circumstances.
“They went through a window at the office formerly run by a chief and broke into a steel box that was being used as an armory before staging an escape with their loot,” said Kine.
Kine said that the two weapons among the stolen ones that were recovered were stumbled on by the search team dropped on the way.
“We are still investigating to get to the root of the matter as part of efforts to get the suspects,” he said.
It is an incident that has instilled fear on the residents that the weapons might be later used to catalyze crime in Homa Bay.
By Brian Odhiambo and Davis Langat