Just hours after DCI launched a manhunt, Ken Wycliff Okello Lugwili has now been arrested and taken to Kilimani police station.  

In an update by DCI on Wednesday, June 22, Detectives from the DCI Anti-terror police unit (ATPU) had launched a manhunt for the suspect whose house an armoury stocked with a cache of lethal firearms and hundreds of ammunition was recovered, in Nairobi’s Kilimani area.

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"Ken Wycliff Okello Lugwili, the proprietor of Vic. Technologies Limited had for a long time failed to pay his monthly rent prompting the landlord, Ballon Wanjala Nangalama, to seek a court order allowing him to break into the premises. Accompanied by Kilimani-based police officers, Hebros auctioneers gained entry into the premises, ready to issue a notification of sale of any worthy items in a bid to recover rent arrears amounting to Sh4,962,990.

"Once inside, a quick search revealed an armoury, stocked with an assortment of weapons of different caliber and hundreds of ammunition. Detectives have since established that the suspect was a licensed firearm dealer but his license was suspended over 3 years ago. The suspect who has since gone into hiding is wanted and has 24 hours to surrender to the nearest DCI offices," part of the statement read. 

{The weapons recovered}

Kilimani police recovered 22 assorted guns and more than 500 bullets.