Homa Bay: Thugs break into Kipasi police station, escape with guns

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 17 Nov, 2022 15:24 | < 1 min read
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An undisclosed number of thugs allegedly broke into Kipasi Police Station in Mbita, Homa Bay County on Wednesday, November 16 at night.

Police say the robbery incident was discovered on Thursday when one of the officers attached to the station reported for duty.

The criminals reportedly took off with four guns and 110 bullets from the armoury.

Of the stolen guns were three G3 and one AK-47 rifle with serial numbers G3 S/NO. A3 6699056, G3 S/NO. 6593403, G3 FMP 402994 and AK-47 NO. 4913650.

At the time when they broke into the armoury, no officer was around the station but the inspector on duty realized later that someone had broken into the armoury.

Officers from the Mbita and Homa Bay police stations were immediately sent to the scene to investigate where they discovered that the gang accessed the armoury through the window.

Homa Bay county commander Samson Kine says they are still pursuing the culprits.

“We are still pursuing the issue to know how and why it happened that way as part of efforts to get the thieves,” he said.

The Kipasi patrol base is usually manned by six officers.

Police affirmed that they are investigating the circumstances under which the incident happened amid rising fears that the weapons will be used for criminal acts.