Editor's Review

Two weeks ago, the thugs broke into a police station and made away with firearms including three G-3 rifles, one AK-47 assault rifle, and 110 rounds of ammunition. 

The mastermind of a daring attack at a police station in Homabay county two weeks ago that led to the disappearance of four police firearms and over 100 rounds of ammunition has been arrested.

In an update by DCI on Wednesday, November 30, Charles Nyumba Ongany, 27, was nabbed by sleuths based in Homabay, leading to the recovery of one G-3 rifle loaded with 20 rounds of 7.62mm calibre.

According to detectives, the suspect's father who is believed to be part of the gang managed to escape and a manhunt has been launched for his arrest. 

One of the weapons recovered 

"This is after the detectives raided his father’s compound in Abuje village in Nyando Kisumu county and dug the compound in search of the firearms, after getting wind that the dangerous arms cache had been buried there.

"Following the early morning raid, the suspect’s father also believed to be part of the dangerous gang managed to escape the police dragnet narrowly & a manhunt for his arrest is currently underway. In the attack staged at Kipasi police post in Mbita on the night of November, 16, the unknown number of thugs broke into the station’s armoury under unclear circumstances and took off with the firearms including three G-3 riffles, one AK-47 assault rifle and 110 rounds of ammunition," DCI said.