The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)detectives have arrested 25-year-old Kennedy Mwangi who is suspected to have stolen an AK47 riffle from Kabonge Police Station in Kirinyaga County.
In a statement on Monday, February 12, DCI said the suspect was apprehended at the Mugure area following an intelligence report.
The sleuths recovered the AK47 rifle and 18 rounds of ammunition buried in a shallow hole outside the suspect’s house.
“The suspect, Kennedy Mwangi Wangeci who hails from Mugure area of Ndia was ambushed by the detectives who were acting on an intelligence report before the police rifle and 18 rounds of ammunition were discovered buried in a shallow hole outside his house,” read the DCI statement in part.
The DCI noted that two police officers from whom the AK47 and another G3 rifle were stolen are currently under investigation as a team from DCI Operations heightens the search for the remaining rifle.
According to the DCI, the two firearms were stolen after the two officers stepped out of their deployment area.
“Allegedly, the firearms were stolen after the cell sentry and report office attendant stepped out of their areas of deployment, leaving the firearms unattended at the reception area,” DCI stated.
The main suspect is being interrogated to shed more light on how the rifle ended up in his possession.