Police in Homa Bay have recovered one of the four arms which were stolen two weeks ago at a police post in Kipasi, Suba North Sub-County.
The G-3 rifle was found at a home in Abuje village, Nyando constituency within Kisumu County where one suspect was arrested in connection to the theft.
The search operation which was conducted on Tuesday by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) recovered the gun which was hidden within the homestead and loaded with 20 rounds of ammunition.
In a preliminary report, the operation which was led by the DCI officer Abed Kavoo saw the arrest of the owner of the homestead who was believed to have had a hand in the gun-theft incident at the said police post.
It was reported that on the night of November 16, an unknown number of people broke into the armoury at the police post and made away with four arms and 130 rounds of ammunition at the time when the police officers manning the station were conspicuously out of their duty posts.
Following this, the security team launched a crackdown to trace and retrieve the firearms in an operation that has led to the recovery of the gun in Kisumu.
Speaking to the media, Homa Bay County Police Commander Samson Ole Kinne said that they were having four suspects in their custody as they had earlier arrested three police officers from Kipasi Police Post where the theft took place.
Kinne said that three officers were arraigned in court over the theft of the arms.
The police boss said he would give more details once he receives a full report on the Kisumu operation, and assured that they are moving with speed to repossess the remaining arms.
“The operation is still ongoing to recover every single weapon lost,” he reiterated.
By Sitna Omar