Police in Kayole on Saturday, January 15, 2023, arrested three suspects in connection with a missing firearm.
According to a statement from the National Police Service (NPS), the arrests were made after the officers received information from members of the public that a man was looking for ammunition and suspected that he was in possession of a gun.
The suspect was intercepted in Matopeni area while aboard his motorcycle.
“The suspect was intercepted in Matopeni area while aboard a motorcycle. A quick search revealed an empty magazine in the suspect’s pocket leading to the arrest of both men,” the statement reads in parts.
“After further interrogation, the officers made the third arrest of a suspect, who was to supply ammunition to the main suspect and the recovery of a pistol in the first suspect’s house,” the statement added.
3 SUSPECTS ARRESTED, FIREARM RECOVERED IN KAYOLE pic.twitter.com/Mo4Vj8C2OT
— National Police Service-Kenya (@NPSOfficial_KE) January 15, 2023
Upon investigations in the house, police recovered a black plastic imitation firearm stashed in a shoe rack.
The suspects are currently being held in police custody pending arraignment in court.
Elsewhere, two men were arrested with a consignment of bhang of an unknown value.
Edwin Mwita Maseke and Robert Wansato Wiese were arrested with eight sacks of bhang when police on patrol got wind of the illegal activity from members of the public.
According to a police report seen by K24 Digital, the two aged 29 and 21, were intercepted along the Nakuru-Nairobi highway while heading to Limuru from Migori.
“Police on patrol acting on information along the Nakuru-Nairobi highway at Gilgil Weighbridge intercepted a motor vehicle Reg No KBX 005N which was being driven by one Edwin Mwita Maseke and Co-driver Robert Wansato Wiese aged 21 years from Migori to Limuru,’ the police report reads in parts.
“A quick search was carried out and eight sacks of Narcotic drug(bhang) of unknown value were recovered therein. The suspects were arrested together with the vehicle and escorted to Gilgil police station for further investigations,” the report added.