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