Police recover firearm stolen from officer in February

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 27 May, 2024 06:00 | < 1 min read
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A firearm that was stolen from a female police officer in Kasarani in February this year was yesterday found abandoned at the gate of Githurai police post.

Another firearm, an AK47 rifle, was also recovered at the residence of a suspected violent robber and drug trafficker in Mutuati, Meru county, by detectives from the Anti-Narcotics Unit (ANU) of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

The Scorpion firearm which was recovered in Kasarani had been robbed off Constable Mercy Mamboleo on February 16 when she and her colleague were attacked while on night round duties within the Kiwanjani area of Githurai 44.

Mamboleo and her colleague Constable Immaculate Ngungi were attacked by three men, one armed with a pistol, who wrestled them and managed to get away with the firearm.

However, yesterday morning another officer on reaching the gate of the police post found the abandoned firearm near the perimeter wall where water pipes are kept.

“After inspection, it was established that it was the same firearm which had been stolen from Constable Mercy Mamboleo on February 16. The firearm is to be subjected to ballistic analysis,” police said.

The DCI headquarters also said yesterday they were pursuing Geoffrey Thuranira who escaped from his house in Murunya village, Meru, leaving behind the AK47 rifle loaded with 20 rounds of ammunition.

Detectives also recovered a bale of bhang hidden at a chimney.

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