Police recover 4 guns at one home in Meru

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 28 May, 2024 21:50 | 2 mins read
Police yellow tape at a crime scene. PHOTO/ Pexels.
Police yellow tape at a crime scene. PHOTO/ Pexels.

Police have recovered four guns at a home in Lodwar Village, Kabachi Location, Mutuati Sub County in Meru County.

In a statement, the National Police Service (NPS) said they also recovered 22 rounds of ammunition and other crude weapons.

"Today, 28/05/2024, NPS officers raided a home in Lodwar Village, Kabachi Location, Mutuati Sub County and recovered four firearms (two G3 rifles, a Mini Beretta, Carbine AK47), 22 rounds of ammunition and other crude weapons," the statement read in part.

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Some of the guns recovered by the police. PHOTO/@NPSOfficial_KE/X

The prime suspect, Ayub Kimathi, escaped from the police dragnet during the operation, with a manhunt launched to arrest him.

"DCI Mutuati is investigating the matter, and efforts are underway to arrest the suspect, Ayub Kimathi who escaped during the operation. The National Police Service would like to thank members of the public who made this intelligence-led operation a success," the statement added.

The fourth gun recovered in Meru
The fourth gun recovered in Meru. PHOTO/@NPSOfficial_KE/X

Gun recovered in Githurai

This comes a day after police in Nairobi recovered a firearm loaded with 23 rounds, within Githurai, Kasarani Sub-county.

Preliminary investigations suggest that the same had been reported missing after a female police officer was attacked by three men and robbed of the said firearm on February 16, 2024, while on night duty in the Kiwanjani area in Nairobi.

Police found the firearm abandoned near the gate of the Githurai police post.

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