Monday, July 15, 2024

Deadly arsenals recovered from a fake KDF officer

Three grenades, a firearm, rounds of ammunition, a sniper ghillie suit are among other military gear recovered from a suspect who was masquerading as a KDF officer.

Koffi Bill Atinda alias Don was arrested at Museum Hill, Nairobi after he refused to take an alcoblow test by refusing to roll down the vehicle’s window.

“The furious suspect had instead stepped out of the car and identified himself as a KDF captain, pointing at a KDF sticker displayed on the windscreen of his black Toyota Prado TX Reg No.KDL 100G.

Unable to formally identify himself with the requisite certificate of appointment nor convince the officers why he should not be given the same treatment as all the other motorists, the suspect sought the intervention of a serving military captain but who distanced himself from the suspect when things heated up.

A call to Department of Defense (DoD) offices confirmed that the suspect was not serving in the military, prompting his immediate arrest & arraignment at Milimani Law Courts yesterday for traffic-related offenses.” said DCI

Anti-robbery police visited Nairobi Area Traffic HQ after getting wind of the Don’s release who was being waited by his alleged driver. After a search in the suspect’s vehicle, of 15 fake USD notes in 100, denomination, a police pocket phone, a siren fitted in the vehicle, expired Ugandan car insurance, 7 simcard holders, two stamps from different companies among others were recovered.

“Further search in Don’s (1st suspect) residence located along Hilltop Rd in Ngong saw the seizure of military camouflage jungle fatigues and more company documents.

Several of his social media posts were also found to contain photos of him holding firearms that are yet to be recovered.

Further interrogation on Omwanda revealed a third suspect, Kennedy Otieno Odhiambo, in whose house located at Jimly Apartment in Jamhuri  Estate were discovered three hand grenades, a Sauer P229 pistol, 12 rounds of ammunition and a firearm certificate whose authentication is underway.

The third suspect alleged to have received the grenades from a Kenya Prisons officer based at the Ruiru Prison Headquarters “for safe custody”. Investigations have been instigated to establish whether the mentioned person is indeed an officer working with the Kenya Prison Service.

Investigations are still ongoing with a view to recover a long barreled rifle believed to have been sighted by a planted informer in the hands of the first suspect, and to arrest more members of the suspected ring.” said DCI

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